The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors continue to rack up NBA records in their pursuit of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls lofty mark of 72 wins in a season. They started the season by winning their first 24 games, which set a new standard of excellence among major professional sports in America, and they haven’t slowed down since.
With their 128-120 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, the Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to reach 65 wins. They also became the first franchise to record 52 home wins in a row, besting the ’96 Bulls by eight games.
As impressive as the Warriors win total is, Curry’s offensive contribution to the team — particularly in the realm of three pointers — is even more unprecedented.
Curry broke the previous record of 286 3-pointers, which he set last year, with 24 games remaining. Now with 10 games remaining, Curry has a total of 348 treys and an outside chance at breaching 400 for the season.
Against the Mavericks, Curry and Klay Thompson (aka The Splash Brothers) continued to improve their NBA record for most 3-pointers by teammates during a season and now have 594 — sixty-nine more than last season’s record haul. For the game, the dynamic duo combined to go 14-28 from beyond the arc.
RUNNING WITH THE BULLS
The Warriors will have to finish the season 8-2 or better in order to break Chicago’s 72 win total. The good news is 7 of the games are at Oracle Arena where the Dubs are undefeated thus far. The bad news is they still have two games left with the Spurs, including one in San Antonio.
Further complicating the Warriors’ quest for 73 wins is Andre Iguodala’s recent ankle injury that is expected to keep him off the court for at least another week. Can Brandon Rush step up his game?
|114-98 W Clippers||64-7||71||110-92 W @ Heat||63-8|
|128-120 W Mavericks||65-7||72||100-92 W Heat||64-8|
|vs. Sixers 3/27||73||126-92 W @ Hornets||65-8|
|vs. Wizards 3/29||74||90-86 W @ Magic||66-8|
|@ Jazz 3/30||75||98-97 L Hornets||66-9|
|vs. Celtics 4/1||76||113-100 W @ Nets||67-9|
|vs. Blazers 4/3||77||112-82 W Sixers||68-9|
|vs. TWolves 4/5||78||98-72 W @ Cavs||69-9|
|vs. Spurs 4/7||79||86-80 W @ Bucks||70-9|
|@ Grizzlies 4/9||80||110-79 W Pistons||71-9|
|@ Spurs 4/10||81||100-99 L vs. Pacers||71-10|
|vs. Grizzlies 4/13||82||103-93 W Bullets||72-10|