Porous perimeter defense dooms Warriors in loss to Denver


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.

Golden State Warriors have suffered a shocking 132-110 defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.

Long one of its biggest strengths, Golden State's perimeter defense was as porous as it has been as Denver netted an NBA-record-tying 24 three-pointers.

Denver attempted 40 3-pointers in the game, with Juancho Hernangomez nailing six 3-pointers.

Nikola Jokic signed the second triple-double of his career with 17 points, 21 rebounds, 12 assists and 2 steals. Miller has played in 12 games for the Nuggets and is averaging 5.7 minutes per game.

Golden State's Stephen Curry had a awful night, meanwhile, making just 1 of 11 three-point attempts and 4 of 18 total field goals.

Denver started the three-point party early, with 16 triples in the first half then led by as much as 28 points near the end of the third quarter.

It was only natural that the Golden State Warriors would have a bit of a letdown after the emotional roller coaster in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Steph Curry was MIA with just 11 points shooting a dismal 4-18 from the field. He finished with four rebounds and four assists.

The record had only recently been set, with the Rockets hitting 24 three-pointers against the Pelicans in December.

MAGIC 116, HEAT 107- Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Elfrid Payton added 20 off the bench and Orlando beat Miami to snap a four-game losing streak. Jokic always seems to take the right angle when going up for a rebound or cutting off a pick-and-roll. All previous year, all I heard - and you know what, I'll admit it, what I believed throughout the regular season - was I was watching a team that had broken basketball.

The Bucks led by 22 at one point and held a double-digit advantage for most of the second half.

And on Monday night he proved it: the Spaniard tallied his first double-double with a career-high 27 points and 10 rebounds.

Paul George led the Pacers (29-26), who have lost four straight, with 27 points.