Warriors’ defense continues to slip in loss to Hawks

SAN FRANCISCO — For the Golden State Warriors, what was once a bona fide top-10 defense hasn’t looked like it in a while, including in Friday night’s 124-108 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Chase Center. Although forward Draymond Green returned from a one-game absence due to illness, the Warriors (22-24) offered little resistance at the point of attack or near the rim as the Hawks (23-22) shot 55.4% overall, including 60 points in the paint. Atlanta forward John Collins scored 38 points and point guard Trae Young, whose free throws gave the Hawks a 22-point lead with 1:35 left in the second quart…

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