Warriors’ Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson outplayed Nuggets in 3 quarters
The Golden State Warriors’ trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant were all feeling it Tuesday night, much to the dismay of the Denver Nuggets. In fact, they were so good that they actually outplayed the entire Nuggets squad in three quarters.
Klay Thompson (@KlayThompson), Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5), and Steph Curry (@StephenCurry30) scored the same as the entire Nuggets team after 3 quarters and also shot better. 😳 pic.twitter.com/kL4mTwX588
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 16, 2019
The three Warriors snipers scored as many points as the Nuggets did at the end of the third quarter (83), but also did so more efficiently — 60 percent as opposed to Denver’s 47 percent.
Having one or two of them go off can already spell doom for opponents on most nights. Unfortunately for Denver, all three had it going on the night.
The trio went on to finish the game with a combined 89 points. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson notched 31 points apiece, while Kevin Durant had 27. Curry converted on a game-high eight threes, while Thompson and Durant both knocked down five trifectas.
The Warriors humiliated the Nuggets in front of their home crowd as they won in convincing fashion, 142-111. It seemed like they really wanted to prove something against the new Western Conference powers, dropping the hammer on the then-number one seeded Nuggets.
And boy did they prove it early on. The Warriors opened the game with their arguably their best quarter ever, scoring 51 points in the first period. In addition, they also made 10 threes in that quarter, which is the first time they have done so in franchise history.
The win gave Golden State a slight edge over Denver in the West standings to snatch back the top seed. They now hold a half-game lead as they improved to 30-14, while the Nuggets are at 29-14.