Warriors outlast young Nuggets

09 January 2018 12:48:54 EST

The Golden State Warriors avenged their loss earlier in the season to the Denver Nuggets with a 124-114 win on Monday evening at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

Leading the way for Golden State was Stephen Curry, as the 29-year-old point guard from Akron, Ohio scored a game high 32 points, while dishing out nine assists and pulling down four rebounds.

The Warriors this season continue to deal with injury after injury, with the hosts now without Kevin Durant.

The 2017 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player missed his third straight game, as the 29-year-old from Washington D.C. is dealing with a nagging right calf issue.

Even with the amount of injuries the Warriors have dealt with this season, the defending champions currently have the best record in the NBA.

Golden State is 33-8 and has now won five straight games, while the Warriors have a four-game lead over the Houston Rockets for the top seed in the Western Conference.

The Warriors are 10/11 to win the Western Conference title, with the Rockets 11/10 and the San Antonio Spurs 80/1.

Pacing the way for the Nuggets in defeat was Nikola Jokic, as the 22-year-old center from Sombor, Serbia picked up his first triple-double of the season. He scored a team high 22 points while grabbing 12 rebounds and passing out 11 assists.

A positive for Denver is that the visitors only turned the ball over 11 times for the game after they gave up 26 turnovers on Saturday against the Sacramento Kings.

Both teams are back in action on Wednesday, as Denver heads home to Colorado to take on the Atlanta Hawks, while the Warriors welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to Oracle on Wednesday.

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