By Jose Batista
The Golden State Warriors annihilated the Denver Nuggets on their own home floor at the Pepsi Center, in Denver, Colorado. The Warriors routed the Nuggets 142-111.
The Warriors sent a message to the top seeded Nuggets entering play on Tuesday night. With the win the Warriors have gone up ½ game on the Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference.
The Warriors didn’t just win, they won in historic fashion to embarrass the Nuggets.
The 1st quarter of action was all we needed to see as an indication of how the contest would end up going. The Warriors scored on 10 FG’s from beyond the arc.
The Warriors scored a whopping total of 51 points in the first quarter, no team in NBA history has accomplished this feat to open up a game in the shot clock era.
The splash brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson each had a 30 point game. Draymond Green played the role of key distributor with 13 assists. Kevin Durant helped with his 27 points and Kevon Looney had a team high 12 rebounds.
The Warriors may very well be playing possum with their opponents during the season so far. The Western Conference has had a carousel if teams take the top position, however, it is the Warriors who may be slowly but surely waking up from a thus far season long “hibernation”.
The Warriors are playing extremely well, DeMarcus Cousins has yet to play a single minute this season. He will make his season debut on Friday vs the Clippers but until then the Warriors will look to stay locked in tonight as they take on the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at Oracle.