Warriors use NBA-record 1st quarter to rout Nuggets

Warriors use NBA-record 1st quarter to rout Nuggets

Warriors use NBA-record 1st quarter to rout Nuggets

It was a battle between the two best teams in the Western Conference, but the Nuggets - the top seed before the lopsided loss - didn't stand a chance from the get-go in the the defending champions' incredible shooting showcase.

The Warriors hit 10 3-pointers in the first period to set a franchise record and finished 21 of 39 from long distance.

Not only were their 51 first-quarter points an National Basketball Association record, but the 10 three-pointers they made in the opening period set a franchise record for field goals from beyond the arc in a quarter.

The Nuggets have a very strong defense, allowing just 105.5 points per game while limiting opponents to 33.2 percent from the arc.

The Warriors would finish 21-for-39 on 3-pointers, marking their third straight game with at least 18 made threes. With the win, Denver improved to 29-13 overall and 18-3 at home where they are now riding a 12-game win streak.

Golden State cruised to a fifth straight win to move a half-game in front of the Nuggets, who had their 12-game home winning streak snapped.

Next up for the Warriors are the New Orleans Pelicans at home, while the Nuggets take on the Chicago Bulls in Colorado. Warriors forward Draymond Green.

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The Warriors have won a season-best five-straight road games and nine of their last 10 on the road ...

The Warriors came out of the gates firing, shooting a red-hot 19-for-25 (76 percent) from the field and 10-for-14 from 3-point range in the first 12 minutes. LA Clippers (61.0% FG).

It's pretty much just the Golden State Warriors being their usual sensational selves.

The Warriors handed out 38 assists and are now 13-3 this year when recording at least 30 assists.

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Warriors are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Nuggets. Curry made eight three-point field goals (8-13 3FG), marking the fifth time in his career he has made eight-or-more three-pointers in consecutive games ...

Klay Thompson added a game-high tying 31 points, his eighth 30-plus point game of the season ...

Kevin Durant netted 27 points, including 20 in the first half, his 13th 20-point half of the season ... The former MVP shot 73% (11-of-15) from the fielding, including 71% (5-of-7) from three-point range. Steph Curry is leading the team with 29.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game while Kevin Durant is adding 28.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists per contest.

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