Golden State Warriors Set NBA Record with 51 Points in 1st Quarter

Golden State Warriors Set NBA Record with 51 Points in 1st Quarter

The 51 points in the first quarter represent a franchise record and the most any team has scored in the first quarter in the shot-clock era. There was a stretch in the game when he was going straight at Draymond Green and proving exactly why he is regarded as one of the best players in the league. "(He said), "You need to fail, and fail big.' I think that's the right word".

Murray, Jokic and Barton said they'd welcome a chance to critique one of the squad's more puzzling efforts - the Warriors' 51 first-quarter points set an National Basketball Association record for scoring over an opening 12 minutes in the shot clock era - after months of an otherwise salty defensive front.

If Curry can help the Warriors keep their good run going, they can very well pull further away from the Nuggets and the rest of the field does not seem like they will provide them with much competition for the No. 1 seed. "They came in focused and aggressive".

Joel Embiid led the hosts with 31 points and 13 rebounds for his league-leading 37th double-double of the campaign, as Jimmy Butler added an efficient 19 points in his first game against the team he demanded to be traded from previous year - a deal that sent forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric to the Wolves. Their 21 three-pointers were a team record.

Jabari Parker scored 18 points off the bench to lead the Bulls, who hadn't lost eight in a row since a 10-game skid from November 19-Dec.

The rout of a struggling T'Wolves team - who fired head coach Tom Thibodeau last week - was a confidence builder for the 76ers who play their next 12 games against teams with winning records. But I'm hopeful we'll see more performances like this from them in the second half of the season.

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"They were ready to play and they jumped us", said swingman Will Barton, who finished with 11 points and eight rebounds on 3-of-11 shooting.

Denver entered the night with the best record in the West, just a half-game ahead of the Warriors.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers cruised to a 131-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns to consolidate third spot in the east. The two combined for 43 points and knocked down 10 shots from beyond the arc. "It was just an onslaught".

Trae Young had 24 points and 11 assists to win the showdown of past and former Atlanta point guards, leading the Hawks over Oklahoma City.

The Warriors came out of the gates firing, shooting a red-hot 19-for-25 (76 percent) from the field and 10-for-14 from 3-point range in the first 12 minutes. The Warriors led 51-38 after the quarter. Zach LaVine is leading the Bulls with 23.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest while Lauri Markkanen is adding 16.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

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