Warriors Breeze Past Nuggets
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Warriors Breeze Past Nuggets

Blowout Victory Extends Team's Home Winning Streak to 16 Games
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The Warriors put a 122-79 drubbing on the visiting Denver Nuggets on Monday and have now matched a franchise record with 16 straight home wins. Stephen Curry had 20 points and eight assists and Klay Thompson added 20 points in the Martin Luther King Day matinee at Oracle Arena.

The Warriors led by as many as 12 points in the first quarter and that advantage grew immensely thanks to a 22-2 run from Golden State’s second unit in the second quarter. The Warriors didn’t let up, and their 43-point margin of victory was the largest of the season.

Not surprising for a rare 1 p.m. start time, each team struggled with their execution in the early going. The Warriors and Nuggets each made just one of their first eight shots, but the home team recovered shortly thereafter. A slashing Stephen Curry found Harrison Barnes for an easy slam. The basket started an 8-0 Warriors run, and the rout was on.


Warriors Beat Denver 122-79

The Warriors take down the Denver Nuggets 122-79 at a special MLK Day matinee on Monday at Oracle Arena.

Warriors vs. Nuggets - 1/19/15

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Warriors Beat Denver 122-79

The Warriors take down the Denver Nuggets 122-79 at a special MLK Day matinee on Monday at Oracle Arena.
Jan 19, 2015  |  02:27

Curry Separates and Scores

Stephen Curry catches the long pass, separates, and drains the bucket.
Jan 18, 2015  |  00:00

Bogut and Curry Give-and-Go

Andrew Bogut hits Stephen Curry on the give-and-go for the score.
Jan 18, 2015  |  00:00

Lee Blocks Lawson

David Lee blocks Ty Lawson in the lane.
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All 13 active Warriors scored at least three points, and Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa each put in 12 points off the bench. Making his NBA debut, James Michael McAdoo tallied 11 points and five rebounds in his NBA debut after signing with the club – he had previously been playing with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA D-League – earlier in the day. With no starter playing more than 25 minutes in the blowout, the bench took advantage and scored 67 points.

The Warriors tallied 30 assists in the game, out-rebounded Denver 53-39 and shot 54.3 percent from the floor while holding the Nuggets to 34.5 percent.

Owners of the best record in the NBA, the Dubs will be back home Wednesday night for another conference showdown against the Rockets.




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