DENVER — The Golden State Warriors set an NBA record with 51 first-quarter points during Tuesday night’s 142-111 win against the Denver Nuggets.

On top of the league and franchise record for points in the first quarter, the Warriors also poured in 10 3-pointers — another franchise record, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

For a team that is used to putting up points in a hurry, the Warriors’ first-quarter performance was even more impressive because they did it against a Nuggets team that came into the game with a Western Conference-leading 29-13 record.

Golden State finished the quarter leading 51-38.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the 51 points are the second most the Warriors have scored in any quarter in franchise history. They scored 57 points in the third quarter of a game against the Sacramento Kings in 1989.

Kevin Durant led the Warriors’ offensive explosion in the first quarter with 17 points, going a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. Klay Thompson added 13 and Stephen Curry chipped in with 12 of his own.

The Warriors shot 19-for-25 from the field (76 percent) and finished 10-of-14 from beyond the arc in the first quarter.

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