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Golden State Going For Record

The Golden State Warriors are sitting at 72 wins with one game left in the regular season. With a win, the Warriors would surpass the ’96 Bulls for the best regular season record in NBA history.

Fresh off a Larry O’Brien Trophy, Golden State entered 2016 with high expectations. And, at the least, this year’s Warriors team will tie the Bulls for the best record.

After starting the season 24-0, the Warriors cooled off going 24-4 before the All-Star break with and overall record of 48-4. In the second half of season, Golden State has gone 24-5, which include losses to the Timberwolves and Lakers.

Will the Warriors break the record and win 73 games in a single season?

Golden State should in fact win Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzles to secure the best regular season in history.

Golden State defeated the Grizzlies by 50 points back in November and again by 16 later that month.

The Grizzlies did play the Warriors tough over the weekend eventually falling 100-99. It was the first victory by only one point for the Warriors this season.

The Grizzlies are also very injured. Memphis has signed 28 players to contract this season, which is itself an NBA record. Two of the team’s top players have been out for nearly 30 games this season. But, with their Grit and Grind attitude have continued to play hard and will be making their sixth straight trip to the playoffs.

Golden State has overcome a very tough second half of the season and have stayed healthy. They dropped a couple of games they should have won, or else they would have already broken the record. Either way the Warriors should be able to take care of business Wednesday in the Oracle Arena.

But, that’s not the only records this team has broken or can break this season. The 2016 Golden State Warriors have accumulated the most road victories in a season, going 34-7 away from Oracle Arena. And, if not for the Spurs having the best home record in a season this year, that too would belong to the Warriors. But having the second best home record in a season isn’t something to shake your head at.

Individually, Steph Curry has once again broken his own record for three’s in a season. With one game to play, he has bested his record from last year by 106 with 392 on the season.

Curry has also increased his points per game by more than six points. That’s more than any other MVP Winner the year after winning the award.

The ’96 Bulls and ’16 Warriors have one common denominator: Steve Kerr. Kerr played point guard for the 72-10 Bulls. Now, Kerr is the head coach of Warriors and led the team to a Finals victory last year, and now he has led them to possibly the best record in NBA history. Win or lose, Steve Kerr will have been a part of the two most incredible regular seasons in NBA history.

If the Warriors get the win and re-write history but fail to win another championship, the season won’t be complete.

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