The Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors were in a battle for first place in the Western Conference last night. The defending champion Warriors came out victorious, blowing out the Nuggets by a score of 142-111. The win broke some NBA and franchise records for the Warriors. They scored 51 points in the first quarter which broke the record for most points in a quarter. Meanwhile, the Warriors had 10 first quarter three-pointers which broke their own franchise record.

"It's beautiful, beautiful basketball," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said according to ESPN. "I don't remember a better first quarter. That was a fireworks show."

For Warriors star Steph Curry, it was an important victory considering the Nuggets have held the top spot in the West for much of the season. The Warriors wanted to show that they are the dominant team.

"We've been paying attention," Curry said. "We know who's been playing well -- and to be honest, we haven't played as well against the playoff teams in the West. We wanna kinda correct that going into the last half of the season. So, this is a big night for us to continue to build momentum. We want to be able to carry this and put a nice little streak together, and we're doing it."

The Warriors are now at a record of 30-14 while the Nuggets are 29-14.