Warriors Set First Quarter Points Record, Defeat Nuggets 142-111

Draymond Green with the Golden State Warriors in 2017
Draymond Green with the Golden State Warriors in 2017. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (7946500ac)

No team had ever scored 51 first quarter points in the history of the NBA until the Golden State Warriors reached the mark in a road win over the Denve Nuggets on Tuesday night.

The Warriors roared off to a brilliant offensive first quarter, which set the tone for their 142-111 victory over the Denver Nuggets, who they overcame for first place in the Western Conference with their win.

In front of a packed house at the Pepsi Center that went home disappointed after their team’s loss, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson bombarded the Nuggets, scoring 31 points each.

Golden State shot 60 percent from the field and made 21 three-pointers as a team. One of the NBA’s most potent offensives, led by Curry, Thompson, and Kevin Durant, is clicking on all cylinders.

The victory was Golden State’s fifth consecutive triumph, and the two-time reigning NBA Champions are back on top of the conference that they have dominated for the past several years.

Golden State will look to maintain their advantage in the conference that they have won each of the past 4 seasons.

The Warriors’ offensive attack is one of the most potent in the history of basketball, and they proved this once again by setting a new record on Wednesday night.