NBA wrap: Warriors top Nuggets behind impressive 3-point shooting performance | NBA

The Warriors and Nuggets kicked off their matchup Tuesday with a powerful scoring show.

The Warriors took the lead early and did not let up as they knocked down a franchise record 10 3-pointers within the first quarter on their option to 51 points. Golden State ended up claiming a 142-111 victory.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 factors, main all scorers. Kevin Durant completed with 27 factors and made 5 3-pointers. These three stars mixed for 18 of the staff’s 21 makes from past the arc on the night time.

Malik Beasley scored 22 factors on 8-of-14 taking pictures for the Nuggets whereas Jamal Murray chipped in 21.

The Warriors claimed the highest spot within the Western Convention from Denver with the victory, bettering to 30-14. Nonetheless, the Nuggets are proper behind them at 29-14.

Studs of the Night time

Joel Embiid totaled 31 factors and 13 rebounds because the 76ers dominated the Timberwolves 149-107.

Russell Westbrook scored 31 factors and dished out 11 assists however the Thunder fell to the Hawks 142-126.

Giannis Antetokounmpo solely took 9 photographs, however recorded a triple-double with 12 factors, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 124-86 victory for the Bucks over the Warmth.

Duds of the Night time

De’Anthony Melton managed to place up three factors on 1-of-7 taking pictures within the Suns’ 131-97 loss to the Pacers.

Josh Richardson scored six factors on 3-of-11 taking pictures for the Warmth of their loss to the Bucks.


DeAndre’ Bembry rocked the rim for the Hawks with this emphatic, two-handed reverse slam.

The Warriors could have gotten off to a scorching begin towards the Nuggets, however Murray hit a deep buzzer-beater to finish the primary quarter on a excessive notice.

What’s Subsequent?

Raptors (33-12) at Celtics (25-18) Eight p.m. ET — Boston was thought-about the favourite to come back out of the Japanese Convention firstly of the season, however Toronto has the most effective document within the NBA. The Celtics have struggled to search out their chemistry whereas the Raptors have improved considerably after the addition of Kawhi Leonard. These groups may meet once more a while within the postseason.

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