By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Author
DENVER (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 21 factors and the Golden Point out Warriors tied the greatest begin in NBA heritage, beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday night to shift to 15-.
Golden Condition matches the commence of the 1948-forty nine Washington Capitols and the ’93-94 Houston Rockets. The Warriors can split the file Tuesday at house towards the Los Angeles Lakers.
This is much more historical past: The Warriors surpassed the ’57-58 Boston Celtics for the ideal start by a defending champion.
Thompson strike a three-pointer with 2:08 remaining in the next quarter and Golden Condition never trailed once again. The reserves constructed up a sizeable guide and permitted Stephen Curry to rest the entire fourth quarter. He had 19 factors, the 1st time this year Curry failed to attain 20.
Darrell Arthur had 21 details for the Nuggets, who’ve misplaced three straight. Kenneth Faried was sidelined by a sprained left ankle.
Harrison Barnes scored seven of his seventeen details in the third quarter to permit the Warriors to obtain some separation. This was the way factors went for the Warriors in the 3rd: Festus Ezeli skipped a vast-open dunk and it clanged straight to Curry, who drained a 3-pointer.
When the Warriors performed in Denver very last March, they rested Curry & Co. That did not sit nicely with fans who have been anticipating to see the sharp-taking pictures guard.
Resting was not an alternative this time. Not so shut to an NBA file.
“Whether or not or not we get it, it truly doesn’t influence our ultimate aim of striving to get a championship,” said interim coach Luke Walton, who picked up a technological in the third quarter. “It would be something good to get alongside the way.”
Warriors: Walton mentioned head coach Steve Kerr (back surgery) is “performing better.” Said Walton: “He gets actually unwell of getting requested that concern. So I have stopped inquiring it.” … The Warriors ended up 15 of 29 from three-level selection.
Nuggets: Prior to the sport, mentor Michael Malone equated the Nuggets to becoming the “Washington Generals” — the usual opponent for the Harlem Globetrotters — simply because the tv viewers desires to see the Warriors and “no one is here to see us. We’re Alright with that. We’re enjoying from a excellent crew.” … Joffrey Lauvergne (back) and Jusuf Nurkic (knee) didn’t perform. … Nikola Jokic had eleven points and eleven rebounds.
Here is a seem at consecutive victories to commence a typical time in other athletics, in accordance to STATS:
— In the NFL, the 2007 New England Patriots gained 16 straight.
— In the NHL, the 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs and 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres reeled off ten straight wins.
— In baseball, the 1884 St. Louis Maroons — who played in the Union Affiliation — gained twenty straight. As significantly as AL/NL is concerned, the ’82 Atlanta Braves and ’87 Milwaukee Brewers received thirteen in a row.
UP Up coming
Warriors: host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.
Nuggets: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
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