The win for the Warriors was their fifth in a row, while also putting an end to the Nuggets' 12-game home winning streak. Denver never led on their home floor, as the Warriors broke the previous scoring record of 50 points for the first quarter, which has been done by several teams. It was last done by the Phoenix Suns against the Nuggets on November 10th, 1990.
The hot start helped the Warriors shoot 60 percent from the floor, as they hit 21 three-pointers, and recorded 38 assists in the win. They hit 10 of those three-pointers in the first quarter, all to roll to their 30th win of the season. Durant finished with 27 points, while Draymond Green had 13 assists, despite being held to four points on the night.
Malik Beasley led the Nuggets with 22 points, as their star big man, Nikola Jokic, dealt with foul trouble and finished with 17 points and eight assists over 23 minutes. The Nuggets got the best of the Warriors on October 21st, 100-98, also in Denver, but they could not get an advantage despite shooting 49 percent from the floor and scoring 60 points in the first half. Their loss was their first at the Pepsi Center since falling to the Houston Rockets on November 13th.
The Nuggets will stay home on Thursday night to host the Chicago Bulls, while the Warriors return home on Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans.