Warriors defeat Hawks, 109-105: Quotes of the night

March 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates after making a three-point basket against the Atlanta Hawks during overtime at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Hawks 109-105 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
March 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates after making a three-point basket against the Atlanta Hawks during overtime at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Hawks 109-105 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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Here are the best quotes after the Golden State Warriors’ win in overtime at home against the Atlanta Hawks.

Yet another game, yet another thrilling win for the Golden State Warriors on overtime. On Tuesday night, the Golden State Warriors took on the Atlanta Hawks without Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala. Much like the last time these two met, the Warriors built a decent lead over the Hawks, but the Hawks would rally back late to take the lead.

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This time, the game went to overtime and the Warriors survived on the effort of Draymond Green and three huge free throws from Andrew Bogut. Bogut was sent to the line twice late and he managed to make three out of four for the Warriors, which went a long way toward helping the team pick up their 54th win of the season.

Green hit big free throws and drove the lane late for the Warriors, as they picked up much needed points in the paint. In the end, it was an inexplicable shot from Green from deep as the shot clock expired, that pulled the Warriors away.

After the game, head coach Steve Kerr gave a ton of credit to his guys for battling to a win against a good team, despite coming into the game with a shorthanded roster, according to Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle.

"“It was a terrific victory,” said head coach Steve Kerr. “How hard our guys played was so evident. Throughout the game, we were competing. … I could go down the list, but every single guy who got out there contributed. It was a great team win.”"

Of all the wins the Warriors have had on the season, this win really spoke to the depth of the roster. When there’s endless speculation about the Warriors bringing in another big name in the offseason but having to gut their roster, this should be a game that people point to in terms of keeping the roster together and not gutting the depth.

It wasn’t easy and shots weren’t falling all night, especially for the likes of Klay Thompson, but the whole team battled through adversity and kept their home winning streak alive and well.

As is the case in many instances, Green might have had the quote of the night. In a live interview after the game, Green said that Kerr told him that he’s a bad (expletive).

It was a tough night for a roster missing their MVP and another key player. They now will rest up and await another battle with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. If it’s anything like the last time the two met, it’s going to be quite the classic.