DENVER — Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors tied the best start in NBA history, beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 on Sunday night to move to 15-0.

Golden State matches the start of the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets. The Warriors can break the record Tuesday at home against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Here’s more history: The Warriors surpassed the 1957-58 Boston Celtics for the best start by a defending champion.

Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 2:08 remaining in the second quarter and Golden State never trailed again. The reserves built up a sizeable lead and allowed Stephen Curry to rest the entire fourth quarter. He had 19 points, the first time this season Curry hasn’t reached 20.

RAPTORS 91, CLIPPERS 80: DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, DeMarre Carroll scored each of his 21 points in the first half in a victory in Los Angeles.

PELICANS 112, SUNS 116: Anthony Davis capped a 32-point, 19-rebound performance with a tiebreaking 3 in the final minute, and host New Orleans beat Phoenix.

THUNDER 117, MAVERICKS 114: Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists, hitting two key baskets in the final 63 seconds, and host Oklahoma City rallied from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to beat Dallas.