Denver, NBA favorites' this season The Warriors suffered a blowout loss to the Nuggets 110-132 after their magic touch from behind the arc went missing.
The Warriors, one of the strongest teams in NBA history in terms of shooting threes, struggled to convert from behind the arc. Meanwhile their counterparts equaled an NBA regular-season record by making 24 three-point shots.
Last year's regular-season champions were without Klay Thompson, who has a sore right heel, Shaun Livingston, who was back in the Bay Area attending the birth of his child, and the injured David West and Zaza Pachulia. The Nuggets were struggling with their own injury problems. Danilo Galinari, Kenneth Faried and Emmanual Mudiay were all missing. The Warriors did look tired after grueling matches against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies.
This helped Nuggets star Nikola Jokic torment The Warriors and scoring a triple-double. He had 17 points, 21 rebounds, and 12-assists. Steph Curry on the other hand struggled with 4-of-18 shooting and made only one of his 11 three-point shots. Curry is considered the NBA's best three-point shooters of all time. "One of those nights," he commented on his performance.
The loss was the Warriors' ninth of the season. They still lead the Western Conference (as well as the entire NBA). The closest team to them, the San Antonio Spurs, is four games behind.
Source: Qatar News Agency