Warriors Make 73 Look Easy
The Golden State Warriors finally did it. They did what no team in NBA history has ever done.
The Warriors eclipsed the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls single season record for most wins in a season as they finish their campaign 73-9. Stephen Curry led the way in the historic game as he knocked down 10 three's as part of a 46 point night in which he also became the first player ever to make 400 three-pointers in a season (402).
"It's a great way to finish off what was an amazing regular season," head coach Steve Kerr said. "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."
For Curry, the records continue. He is the first guard since Michael Jordan in 1991-92 to average 30 points and shoot 50 percent from the floor.
The Bulls legend congratulated the Warriors on their milestone mark.
"I want to congratulate the Warriors on their amazing season," Jordan said. "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."
The Warriors now host the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs as they look to cap off their historic run with a ring.