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 119-113 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night, the Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to reach 56 wins. They also became the first franchise to record 45 home wins in a row, besting the ’96 Bulls by a single game.
As impressive as the Warriors win total is, Steph 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 20 games remaining, Curry sits at 301 for the season, and could still conceivably breach 400 for the season.
RUNNING WITH THE BULLS
The Warriors will have to go 17-3 to finish the season in order to break Chicago’s 72 win total. The good news is 14 of the games are at Oracle Arena where they are undefeated thus far. The bad news is they still have three games left with the San Antonio Spurs, including two on the road.
|119-113 W Magic||56-6||62||103-86 W Bullets||55-7|
|vs. Jazz 3/9||63||108-87 W Nuggets||56-7|
|vs. Blazers 3/11||64||97-93 W @ Nets||57-7|
|vs. Suns 3/12||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|