The Warriors gotta chill man...
Golden State set another unbelievable NBA record Tuesday night when they scored 51 first-quarter points in a 142-111 win over the Denver Nuggets.
Kevin Durant - 17 PTS, 3 3PM— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) January 16, 2019
Klay Thompson - 13 PTS, 3 3PM
Steph Curry - 12 PTS, 4 3PM
The @warriors scored 51 points in the first quarter, an NBA record for most points scored in a first quarter. pic.twitter.com/oreUrwwXOE
On top of the league and franchise records for points in the quarter, the Warriors also knocked down 10 first-quarter threes -- another franchise record, for any quarter.
The Warriors shot 76 percent (19-25) from the field and 71 percent from deep (10-14) to jump out to a 51-38 lead and Golden State never looked back. Kevin Durant led the way with 17 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting, while Klay Thompson added 13, and Steph Curry scored 12.
Stephen Curry (31), Klay Thompson (31) and Kevin Durant (27) all had at least 25 points tonight in 30 minutes or less.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 16, 2019
They're the only trio to do that in the last 25 seasons, and they've now done it twice (Nov. 23, 2016 against the Lakers). pic.twitter.com/7St3nMY7hr
Durant, Curry, and Thompson combined for 89 points in the win.
With the win Tuesday, the Warriors sent a message to the rest of the league; this season is going to end with another Larry O'Brien in the bay.
Golden State brushed off all the statement win talk, with two-time Finals MVP Durant saying