The Warriors had each excuse to be operate out of the gymnasium Monday night time, but remarkably held pace with the host Denver Nuggets most of the evening.
In the end, even a 30-point effort from 19-12 months-aged rookie Moses Moody wasn’t more than enough in a 131-124 loss to the Nuggets.
The loss, the Warriors’ ninth, in 11 video games, dropped their history to 43-22 and the No. 3 spot in the Western Convention. Denver, streaking in the other direction, wins for the 10th time in 11 games and is 39-26 and is No. 6.
Jordan Poole led the Warriors with 32 points, with Moody scoring the most points in franchise heritage for a teenager and Jonathan Kuminga, an additional 19-yr-outdated, introducing 16.
Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets with 32 details, 14 rebounds and 13 helps. Jeff Inexperienced had 18 factors and Davon Environmentally friendly 17 for Denver.
The Warriors suited up only nine gamers, likely to Denver and its mile superior altitude without Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Gary Payton II. Then just before video game time, mentor Steve Kerr stated Otto Porter Jr. had taken sick and would not enjoy possibly.
That remaining the Warriors with a beginning lineup of Poole, Moody, Kevan Looney, Juan Toscano-Anderson and Damion Lee with Kuminga, Chris Chiozza and Nemanja Bjelica in reserve.
The 3rd quarter uncovered the Warriors down just 104-101 even with a 25-7 operate by Denver which appeared to put the video game less than its manage. Down 102-88, the Warriors closed out the quarter with a 13-2 run.
At halftime, Denver was taking pictures 62 per cent but the Warriors played so properly offensively they trailed only 71-69. The Warriors hit 11 of 21 3-issue pictures.
Moody experienced 22 points at halftime, with Kuminga scoring 12 and Poole 11.
For Denver, Jokic had 14 details, 8 rebounds and 7 assists while taking only 8 pictures. Davon Reed also experienced 14 for the Nuggets.
The Warriors played perfectly at the outset and ended up tied 20-20 with 4:57 still left in the initially quarter, but Denver began acquiring to the rim uncomplicated and often. By the time the quarter was above, the Warriors trailed 40-31 and 9 unique Nuggets experienced scored. Moody led the Warriors with 15 1st-quarter factors together with 4 of 6 on 3-ideas.