Warriors ride record first quarter to rout of Nuggets

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Defensively, Golden State is giving up 111.7 points per game.

"They know who we are", Durant said.

For the first time since the first few weeks of the season, the Warriors are starting to look like the team everyone expected once the year tipped off. The latest example of this came on Tuesday evening, when the Dubs traveled to Denver to take on the first-place Nuggets. Jimmy Butler had 19 points in his first game since being dealt by the Timberwolves following his trade request. Big man Nikola Jokic struggled with early foul trouble, finishing with 17 points and eight assists in 23 minutes. "We're going to build upon it, '" Butler said.

Denver knocked off Golden State 100-98 in Denver on October 21 thanks to Juancho Hernangomez blocking a layup at the buzzer.

The Warriors' dominant opening stretch didn't go unnoticed on social media.

As tempting is it might be to erase this game from memory, Malone won't let his team hit the reset button. "If you can do that, this negative becomes a positive in the long run".

Although the Thunder put up 41 points in the third quarter to take a three-point lead into the final frame, the Hawks surged back with 45 points in the fourth quarter.

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Nuggets: G Gary Harris missed a fifth straight game with tightness in his left hamstring.

Believe it or not, the Warriors haven't even reached their final form - All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins, who joined the Warriors to much controversy over the summer, will be making his debut on Friday against the LA Clippers after returning from injury.

"When he's healthy, he's one of the more unstoppable big men in the National Basketball Association", said Malone, who coached Cousins when they were both with Sacramento. They're both so talented and so valuable that it's essentially impossible to give one of them the award.

Thompson and former teammate Zaza Pachulia, now with Detroit, are keeping track of who has the most dunks.

"I was a Rams fan growing up", Kerr said. "Felt better than hitting 10 3s, to be honest".

Following their game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Warriors will head out on a five-game road trip.

Green's scoring has yet to show any consistency, but his playmaking has been brilliant in the last four games, racking up 37 assists after Tuesday's season high of 13, while only committing five turnovers.

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