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 123-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night, the Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to reach 59 wins. They also became the first franchise to record 48 home wins in a row, besting the ’96 Bulls by four games.
Steph Curry had a second straight game with seven 3-pointers and led all scorers with 35 points. Klay Thompson added 20 points with three 3-pointers.
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 17 games remaining, Curry has a total of 318 treys, and he’s on pace to breach 400 for the season.
RUNNING WITH THE BULLS
The Warriors will have to finish the season 14-3 or better in order to break Chicago’s 72 win total. The good news is 11 of the games are at Oracle Arena where the Dubs are undefeated thus far. The bad news is they still have three games left with the San Antonio Spurs, including two on the road.
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 two weeks. Can Brandon Rush step up his game?
|123-116 W Suns||59-6||65||98-94 W @ Sixers||58-7|
|vs. Pelicans 3/14||66||89-67 W Kings||59-7|
|vs. Knicks 3/16||67||107-86 W Knicks||60-7|
|@ Mavericks 3/18||68||109-108 L @ Raptors||60-8|
|@ Spurs 3/19||69||111-80 W Hawks||61-8|
|@TWolves 3/21||70||106-85 W Clippers||62-8|
|vs. Clippers 3/23||71||110-92 W @ Heat||63-8|
|vs. Mavericks 3/25||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|