The Golden State Warriors were outscored in the second quarter, but used a late 14-4 run by their superhero small unit to go into halftime with a 64-58 lead.
Klay Thompson led the way for the Small Ball Death Squad by scoring 11 of his game-high 16 points in the final three minutes of the first half to give the Warriors some momentum entering the second half before a bonehead foul on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Nevertheless, where the Warriors probably need to tighten things up is on the defensive end of things: the Nuggets shot 63.6 percent from the field in the second quarter and there were moments when the Warriors just looked to give lackluster efforts.
But if Klay Thompson continues to step up like this, could the offense carry the team to its 15th consecutive win of the 2015-16 season to tie a NBA record? As long as the Warriors have the Small Ball Death Squad at their disposable, there's no reason to doubt them.
Warriors are 39-1 in their last 40 games when they score at least 60 points in the 1st half— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 23, 2015