The defending champion Golden State Warriors have tied the 1993-94 Houston Rockets and 1948-49 Washington Capitols by starting the season with 15 consecutive wins. Win No. 15 was a convincing 118-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets in the high altitude of the Rocky Mountains on Sunday night.
Nobody stood out for the Warriors in what was a rather ragged game at times, but outside of 21 turnovers, they enjoyed a strong, balanced offensive showing. Golden State shot 52.8 percent from the field and 51.7 percent from three.
Klay Thompson led five players in double figures with 21 points and seven assists. Stephen Curry had a modest game with 19 points and seven dimes in just 28 minutes of action. It was actually the first time all season Curry didn’t reach the 20-point mark. Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala also scored in double figures.
It looked like the Warriors were going to blow the young Nuggets out of the water after going up by 11 points at the end of one quarter, but Denver fought back and kept the game somewhat competitive throughout the third quarter. However, Golden State put the game away thanks to its bench and cruised to victory.
The Warriors will go for 16-0 and the NBA record against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.