Jordan Poole stole the show in Game 1 between the Warriors and the Nuggets, putting up massive numbers in his postseason debut to join great company.
On a night when the Warriors welcomed Steph Curry back from injury, Jordan Poole made sure all the headlines focused on yet another reason the Western Conference should dread Golden State.
Poole scored 30 points on 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc in Game 1 to lead the Warriors to a 123-107 victory over the Nuggets.
According to the ABC broadcast, Poole joins Kyrie Irving of the Cavaliers as the only players in NBA history to score 30 points while hitting five three-pointers.
That wasn’t his only historic achievement.
Jordan Poole made his playoff debut with the Golden Warriors of the NBA
Poole’s only stumbling block right now is whether or not he can stay in the starting lineup. In the game against Denver, he started and Curry came off the bench. In 22 minutes of action, the future Hall of Famer scored 16 points on 3-of-6 three-point shots.
Poole was selected late in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft by Golden State. He appeared in more than 50 games in each of his first two seasons with the Warriors, although neither club made the playoffs.
For the 22-year-old, the 2021–22 season was a watershed moment. During the regular season, he started 51 games and set career highs in points (18.5), rebounds (3.4), and assists (4.0). He’s hitting 44.8 percent of his shots from the field and 36.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
As Curry gets back into the swing of things, the Warriors will be hard to stop with Poole playing so well.