They did it, dubnation, they did it!
Beating the Denver Nuggets by a large margin, 118-105, the Golden State Warriors tied the NBA’s best opening record of 15-0.
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It was a tight and competitive first half between the Warriors and Nuggets. Battling for the lead in the opening, the Nuggets did their best to match the Warriors’ pace; but it wasn’t enough to pull past the Warriors for long.
By half time, the Warriors were up by six points, 64-58.
After the halftime break, the Warriors extended their lead, leaving the Nuggets behind by as much as 12 points in the third.
Fourth quarter was a breeze for the Warriors, while the Nuggets struggled to gain some ground after trailing behind by 21 points. A final shot by Jameer Nelson would have inched the Nuggets to close with a 10-point deficit. But the shot failed to fall, pinning the gap at 13 points, 105-118, at the buzzer.
Klay Thompson was the star at today’s game; sinking 21 baskets, three rebounds, and seven assists, Thompson closed with a 43% Field Goal Percentage. Stephen Curry – who was at the bench throughout the final quarter – scored 19 points, four rebounds, and seven assists. He closed with 50% FG.
Nuggets’ Darrell Arthur also closed with a good record: 21 points and eight boards, with 75% FG to top it off. Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari both scored 19 points, but Barton edged better with a 70% FG compared to Gallinari’s 25%.
The Warriors performed incredibly well on the paint, scoring a good 20 points; while the Nuggets scored only eight from the paint.
The Warriors are scheduled to play against the LA Lakers next. If they close with a win against the Lakers, they’ll be setting a new NBA record.
Will the Warriors set a new record or will the Lakers break the Warriors’ streak? What do you think?