Warriors Tie Bulls Record; Defeat Spurs for 72nd Victory
One of the biggest questions in the last couple of weeks has been “Would the Golden State Warriors be able to match and or break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as NBA teams with the most wins in a single season?” With their victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night, the Golden State Warriors tie Bulls record of 72 wins in a single season.
The Warriors were able to secure a 92-86 win on Sunday night to become the first opponent all season to win on the Spurs’ home floor. Spurs have been unbeaten at home since March 12, 2005 with an impressive 48-game regular-season home winning streak. With this win, the Warriors ended the Spurs’ chance of completing the first undefeated home schedule in NBA history.
Stephen Curry Leads the Warriors
This record-tying win had MVP point guard, Stephen Curry, written all over it. Curry contributed 37 points to the Warriors on the night. After the game, Curry stated that Warriors goal is to win the championship. He added “Only two teams have done what we’ve done so far and hopefully Wednesday we can finish that off. It’s unbelievable.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was very pleased with his team’s performance stating “It’s one of the best victories of the year, and with that said, it means nothing come playoff time. It was a true team win, and it was a strange game because this was like the playoffs, when you throw your rotations out of the window. Everybody played well.”
Coach Kerr, who was also a part of the legendary class of 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls, expects to get congratulated by his old teammates.
The Warriors would have the opportunity to set a new mark with a home win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, the season’s final night.