Despite being on the second night of a back-to-back and playing without three starters, the Denver Nuggets didn’t waive the white flag at any point Thursday night. A 19-point comeback in the second half led to a 134-131 victory in overtime. From standout performances off the bench to impressive resiliency across the board, it was a gut-check performance from Denver to sweep their back-to-back set.
“Yea that was a good win for us,” Mason Plumlee said. “We started off slow but when it was all said and done we came out on top, so it’s all good.”
The Warriors came out firing from beyond the arc to open the game, as their first four made baskets were all 3-pointers. That hot shooting coupled with a cold spell from Denver led to an early 12-5 start for Golden State. The Warriors maintained control throughout the first quarter as the Nuggets’ offense couldn’t find a rhythm. Golden State held a 34-19 lead after one quarter of play. The Warriors made seven 3-pointers in the quarter, while the Nuggets made five total baskets.