The Warriors put a 122-79 drubbing on the visiting Denver Nuggets for their franchise-record matching 16th straight home wins
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.