Warriors score NBA record 51 points in first quarter against Nuggets
The Golden State Warriors had an impressive first quarter on Tuesday, breaking an NBA record.
Golden State held a 51-38 lead over the Denver Nuggets after the first 12 minutes at the Pepsi Center.
The 51 points was the most ever scored by a team in the first quarter of an NBA game in the shot-clock era.
The Warriors connected on 10 of their 14 three-pointers in the period, which was also a franchise record for a single quarter.
KD knocks down the @warriors 10th triple of the 1st quarter!#DubNation 51#MileHighBasketball 38— NBA (@NBA) January 16, 2019
Durant: 17 PTS, 7-7 FGM, 3 3PM
Thompson: 13 PTS, 3 3PM
Curry: 12 PTS, 4 3PM
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Golden State star Kevin Durant tallied 17 points and knocked down all seven of his field-goal attempts in the period. Klay Thompson chipped in 13 points while Stephen Curry drained four three-pointers.
The Warriors entered the game with a 29-14 record while the Nuggets came in at 29-13.