Wild Jordan Poole layup highlights spectacular half in Warriors-Nuggets Game 1

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Poole caps spectacular first half of Game 1 with wild layup originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Jordan Poole wasn't fazed by the bright lights of his first NBA playoff game Saturday night.

Starting in place of the returning Steph Curry, Poole led all scorers with 17 first-half points as the Warriors took a 58-47 lead over the Denver Nuggets into the locker room at halftime in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Poole was on fire from the field, but the highlight of his massive first half came on a wild layup over Warriors nemesis Will Barton late in the second quarter.

Poole was fired up after this incredible shot and so was Curry.

Poole made the free throw to complete the three-point play.

In his NBA playoff debut, Poole went 6-of-6 from the field in the first half, 2-of-2 from deep and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line.

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Poole had a breakout 2021-22 NBA season, putting himself in the running for the Most Improved Player award, and this is the version of the 22-year-old that the Warriors are going to need if they want to make a deep playoff run.