DENVER, NOV. 2 -- The Denver Nuggets unveiled their new rapid-fire offense tonight and the result was an NBA record for points in a regulation game, although the Golden State Warriors won, 162-158, behind Tim Hardaway's 32 points and 18 assists.
The 320 points surpassed the mark of 318 when Denver beat San Antonio, 163-155, on Jan. 11, 1984.
The game was the Denver debut of Coach Paul Westhead, whose teams set many scoring records at Loyola Marymount.
Golden State's Chris Mullin led all scorers with 38 points. Mitch Richmond scored 29.
Orlando Woolridge, obtained from the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason, had 37 points. Walter Davis had 33.
With Golden State leading by 87-83, the two teams' total of 170 points also was an NBA record for points in a first half. The old mark was 166.
Golden State built an 11-point lead twice in the third period before the Nuggets rallied on the shooting of Todd Lichti, Michael Adams and Davis for a 117-116 lead with 1:36 left in the quarter.
The Warriors regained the lead on a free throw by Rod Higgins, a jumper by Mullin, a three-pointer by Hardaway and a dunk by Tyrone Hill.