DENVER _ Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors tied the best start in NBA history, beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday night to move to 15-0.
Golden State matches the start of the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the ’93-94 Houston Rockets. The Warriors can break the record Tuesday at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Here’s more history: The Warriors surpassed the ’57-58 Boston Celtics for the best start by a defending champion.
Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 2:08 remaining in the second quarter and Golden State never trailed again. The reserves built up a sizeable lead and allowed Stephen Curry to rest the entire fourth quarter. He had 19 points, the first time this season Curry hasn’t reached 20.
Darrell Arthur had 21 points for the Nuggets, who’ve lost three straight.