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Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets Pick & Prediction JAN 14TH 2021

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Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson scored 31 points apiece, Kevin Durant had 27, and the hot-shooting Golden State Warriors routed the host Denver Nuggets 142-111 on Tuesday night.

The Warriors set an NBA record for a first quarter by scoring 51 points. The previous record of 50 points was held by five teams, with the Phoenix Suns the last club to accomplish the feat on Nov. 10, 1990.

Overall, Golden State shot a scorching 60 percent from the floor, including 53.8 percent from 3-point range, in a battle of the top two teams in the Western Conference. The Warriors hit 10 3-pointers in the first period to set a franchise record and finished 21 of 39 from long distance.

Curry finished 8 of 13 and Thompson 5 of 8 from 3-point range.

Malik Beasley scored 22 points, Jamal Murray had 21 and Nikola Jokic added 17 points and eight assists for Denver, which had its 12-game home winning streak snapped.

The Warriors obliterated the Nuggets' second-ranked 3-point defense by hitting 71.4 percent from long range in the first quarter.

Durant had 17 in the first quarter and capped the period with a 3-pointer and a dunk in the closing seconds. Denver kept it respectable because of Murray, who hit a half-court buzzer-beater to cut the deficit to 13.

Golden State pushed the lead to 23 in the second quarter, but Denver rallied to cut a 72-52 deficit to 12 with eight straight points. However, the Warriors scored the last seven points of the first half to lead 79-60.

Golden State didn't let up in the third quarter. Thompson opened with a 3-pointer and Curry scored five points to give the Warriors an 89-66 lead. Denver made a small surge, but Golden State finished off the Nuggets with another flurry in the last 4:12 of the third.

Curry hit a trio of 3-pointers and had 11 points and Durant scored five in a 16-5 run that made it 112-83 heading into the fourth quarter.

Curry, Durant and Thompson combined for 83 points through the first three quarters, matching Denver's total.

--Field Level Media


Nikola Jokic had 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, Jamal Murray had 17 points and nine rebounds, and the host Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors 114-104 on Thursday night.

Will Barton had 17 points, JaMychal Green added 15 points and nine rebounds, Paul Millsap scored 12, Monte Morris had 11 and PJ Dozier scored 10 points for Denver.

The Nuggets were missing two starters, Michael Porter Jr. (COVID-19) and Gary Harris (personal reasons).

Stephen Curry scored a game-high 35 points and added 11 rebounds, James Wiseman had 18, Andrew Wiggins added 16 and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 14 for the Warriors.

Denver led by 11 at halftime and increased it to 73-59 after two free throws by Dozier but Golden State clawed its way back. A three-point play and a 3-pointer by Curry got the Warriors within seven, and Oubre's 3-pointer with 3:45 left in the third quarter made it 79-74.

The Nuggets responded with an 11-2 run to end the period, with Facundo Campazzo hitting a corner 3-pointer to put them ahead 90-76 heading into the fourth.

Golden State scored the first six points of the final quarter to get within eight but Barton's 3-pointer and free throw to complete a four-point play gave Denver a 94-82 lead. Curry hit a driving layup but Jokic answered with a jump hook to keep it a 12-point game.

Curry banked in a floater and hit a layup to keep the Warriors close but Green hit a 3-pointer from the top of the circle and Morris made it 105-91 on a layup that gave Jokic 10 assists and his fifth triple-double of the season.

Golden State made one last push, getting within 109-100 on Wiseman's tip with 2:13 left but the Nuggets held on.

Denver ended the first quarter on a 14-3 run to take a 37-24 lead into the second period. The Warriors got within seven when Curry was fouled on a 3-pointer and hit the free throw for a four-point play but the Nuggets took a 65-54 halftime lead.

--Field Level Media

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  • @New York W 114 - 89
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Last Meetings

  • Warriors @ Nuggets 104-114
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  • Nuggets @ Warriors 114-124
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Eastern Conference

Philadelphia 76ers125.706 9-13-4114.3110.2L16-0-4
Brooklyn Nets108.556 8-42-4120.3116.8L26-0-4
Boston Celtics96.600 5-24-4112.6110.4L36-0-4
New York Knicks810.444 3-45-6101.9103.6L23-0-7
Toronto Raptors79.438 5-32-6110.3108.3L16-0-4
Milwaukee Bucks106.625 7-23-4120.1111.0L27-0-3
Indiana Pacers97.563 5-54-2112.6111.0L15-0-5
Cleveland Cavaliers88.500 5-33-5104.3108.8L14-0-6
Chicago Bulls79.438 2-45-5116.1118.2L15-0-5
Detroit Pistons313.188 2-71-6108.9113.6L42-0-8

Western Conference

Utah Jazz124.750 5-27-2113.2106.1L28-0-2
Portland Trail Blazers96.600 5-44-2114.9115.7L16-0-4
Denver Nuggets97.563 4-55-2116.8112.6L17-0-3
Oklahoma City Thunder69.400 1-55-4105.3112.8L34-0-6
Minnesota Timberwolves411.267 3-61-5107.1115.8L42-0-8
Los Angeles Clippers134.765 8-25-2114.8107.2L18-0-2
Los Angeles Lakers134.765 4-49-0114.3104.3L18-0-2
Phoenix Suns87.533 3-35-4111.1109.0L24-0-6
Golden State Warriors88.500 5-43-4111.5115.1L25-0-5
Sacramento Kings610.375 5-61-4112.4121.2L43-0-7

Eastern Conference

Atlanta Hawks88.500 4-34-5112.4110.1L14-0-6
Charlotte Hornets79.438 3-44-5107.8108.8L45-0-5
Orlando Magic710.412 3-44-6104.8110.2L22-0-8
Miami Heat69.400 4-32-6109.3113.1L24-0-6
Washington Wizards39.250 1-52-4118.8121.3L13-0-7

Western Conference

San Antonio Spurs98.529 3-56-3111.4110.6L26-0-4
Dallas Mavericks88.500 2-36-5109.4109.4L16-0-4
Memphis Grizzlies76.538 3-54-1106.6107.3L36-0-4
Houston Rockets69.400 3-43-5110.7111.4L34-0-6
New Orleans Pelicans510.333 2-33-7108.2111.5L32-0-8

Last Injuries

Denver Nuggets

  • Greg Whittington

    Early March | out

    Whittington is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing left knee surgery.

  • Jamal Murray

    Prob Sat | probable

    Murray is managing a left shoulder sprain, but it is likely that he will suit up against the Suns on Saturday.

  • Michael Porter Jr.

    Prob Fri | probable

    Porter was sidelined while going through the NBA's health and safety protocol, but he is expected to return against the Suns on Friday.

  • Gary Harris

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Harris has sat out the past two games due to a personal matter, and it is unclear if he will face the Jazz on Sunday.

Golden State Warriors

  • Andrew Wiggins

    Prob Wed | probable

    Wiggins is nursing a sore right knee, but it is projected that he will suit up Wednesday against the Spurs.

  • Eric Paschall

    Prob Thurs | probable

    Paschall is going through the NBA's health and safety protocols, and he is likely to suit up Thursday versus the Nuggets.