Jordan Poole continues red-hot playoffs with electric first half vs. Nuggets

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JP continues red-hot playoffs with electric Game 3 first half originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Jordan Poole's ascension during the NBA playoffs arguably has been the biggest storyline for the Warriors so far.

Poole scored a total of 59 points during his first two career playoff games -- both Warriors wins over the Denver Nuggets -- and the third-year pro didn't slow down in the first half of Game 3 at Ball Arena.

Starting for the third straight game in place of Steph Curry, who is on an increased minutes restriction as he returns from a sprained left foot, Poole led the Warriors with 16 first-half points.

Poole now has played five halves of NBA playoff basketball and has scored double figures in all of them (13, 17, 14, 15 and now 16).

The 22-year-old finished the half 6-of-8 from the floor and 3-of-4 from 3-point range.

Poole was even making shots that didn't count.

The Warriors are going to need another big half from Poole after halftime if they want to take a commanding three-games-to-none lead over the Nuggets in their first-round NBA playoff series.