National Basketball Association scores 2017: Nuggets blow out Warriors in historic shooting night

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In the opening seconds of the second half Monday night, Stephen Curry caught the ball in the corner for the shot he has made his legacy: a three-pointer.

The Nuggets tied the three-point mark set by the Rockets in December past year against New Orleans.

At that point, Denver had made 16 three pointers.

The Toronto Raptors (32-23) and the Los Angeles Clippers (33-21) are trying to acquire Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari ahead of the February 23 NBA Trade Deadline, per fresh reports. The Warriors will try to jump on Denver early and not look back.

In their upcoming week of play the Warriors will need to rebound quickly in order to maintain their position.

Conley's 30-point game was his fifth of the season, matching the total he accumulated in his first nine seasons. The Warriors are fine on that front; they should have plenty of firepower in May and June. The over is also 4-1 in the Warriors' last five games coming off a win and is 20-7 in their last 27 games against a team with a losing record. Hernangomez finished with a 137.8 Offensive Rating.

Kevin Durant scored 25 points for Golden State (46-9).

Denver hit 24 threes in their 132-110 victory to level the record set by the Houston Rockets in December. Miller has played in 12 games for the Nuggets and is averaging 5.7 minutes per game. I do not envy Malone's decision.

CLIPPERS 88, JAZZ 72- Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Los Angeles rolled over Utah. That doesn't bode well considering that Golden State leads the league in scoring, assists and field-goal percentage.

Of course, it's not like this is just some short-term dominance from Jokic.

Wilson Chandler (illness), Mason Plumlee (trade), Emmanuel Mudiay (back), Danilo Gallinari (groin), Kenneth Faried (ankle) and Darrell Arthur (knee) were all sitting out Monday's game in Denver, but that didn't slow the Nuggets offensively against the best team in the National Basketball Association. They are nursing a one-game lead over Portland for the No. 8 seed.

The Clippers controlled the game for all but a short stretch of the first quarter while the Jazz had a horrific shooting night. He had four assists and four rebounds. Pulling down 21 rebounds in a game is noteworthy regardless of who is crashing the boards and attempting to defend. It was his second triple-double of his career and also his second in the last 10 days. Curry was the missing link as he only scored 11 points in 27 minutes.

Jokic's line over the past three games? Wall had 15 points and 14 assists.

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