Warriors use NBA-record 1st quarter to rout Nuggets 142-111

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts after hitting a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Denver. The Warriors won 142-111. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER — Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors weren’t trying to send any sort of message or make any kind of statement against a team they were chasing in the Western Conference.