Warriors Break Chicago Bulls’ 20-Year-Old NBA Record for Most Wins in a Season
The Golden State Warriors proved yet again that they are undoubtedly one of the best teams in the 70-year history of NBA. They finished the regular season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 to finish 73-9. Their 73 wins was good enough to break the Chicago Bulls’ 20-year-old NBA record for most wins in a season.
One of the biggest questions in recent weeks has been if the Warriors will be able to tie and beat the Chicago Bulls record. The Warriors left no stone unturned as they equal the Bulls record on Sunday and with one game to end the season, they set their own record of 73 wins in a season.
The Warriors are also the first team in the NBA history to make it through a season without losing two games in a row and without losing twice to the same team.
Steve Kerr: “I never in a million years would have guessed that that record would ever be broken.”
Current MVP Stephen Curry picked up 46 points during the game and also hit his 400th 3-pointer for the season. This feat sees Curry set an impressive individual record as the first player to hit 400 3-pointers in a season, as no other player has been able to hit more than 300. After the game, he gave credit to his teammates for their focus and eagerness to take on the challenge to set a new record.
Michael Jordan didn’t hesitate to congratulate the Warriors on their amazing season stating:
“The game of basketball is always evolving and records are made to be broken. The Warriors have been a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to seeing what they do in the playoffs.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who was a member of the 1995-1996 Bulls team that previously held the record, stated:
“It’s a great way to finish off what was an amazing regular season. I just told our guys I never in a million years would have guessed that that record would ever be broken. I thought it was like DiMaggio’s hit streak, really. I was wrong, but I will say the same thing now that I said 20 years ago, ‘I don’t think this one will ever be broken.’ Somebody’s got to go 74-8. I don’t see it, and I hope our fans aren’t expecting that next year.”