There was no stopping Jordan Poole on Saturday as he made his playoff debut in the Warriors' 123-107 win over the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center.
Poole had a game-high 30 points on an incredible shooting night, going 9-of-13 from the field and 5-of-7 from deep.
And if it wasn’t JP knocking down a triple, Klay Thompson was effective behind the arc as he finished with five 3s of his own while his fellow Splash Bro Steph Curry went 3-for-6 from the 3-point line.
The trio combined for 65 points in the win and showcased how offensively scary they can be on the floor together.
But Nuggets point guard Monte Morris said the team is focused on not letting that happen again.
“We have a scheme, we just have to execute it and they’re three hell of players,” Morris said after Game 1. “They had it going from deep. We can’t let them distort what we’re trying to do just ‘cause they can shoot. We got to trust our game plan and our scheme to be successful. It’s a long series, we come in here Monday night and get a night, everything’s even and it’s a different conversation.”
It’s early in the series and the Nuggets will need to make adjustments to compete with the Dubs in Game 2 at Chase Center.
Morris is confident the Nuggets will come out on Monday with a better feel.
And if he’s right and Denver does have a game plan for Golden State’s triple threat, it will need to be executed if they want to try and end the Steph-Klay-Poole show.