The Golden State Warriors have one month left to play, and things are going to heat up before they have a chance to break the regular season win record
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have exactly 20 games left to play this season. They’ve already secured no less than first round homecourt advantage in the Western Conference playoffs. Currently, their record is an amazing 56-6.
But the record that Golden State is chasing is 73-9 – the best regular season record ever in NBA history.
That current feat belongs to the 1996 Chicago Bulls, who finished with a 72-10 record that season. That amazing team was led by Michael Jordan and featured Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and current Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
Now, the Warriors regular season ends in roughly a month (April 13) which means they can only suffer three more losses during that span if they wish to break the iconic regular season win record.
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The problem, there are still several big matchups looming during this final stretch that threaten to change their plans.
Most glaringly are their three games remaining with the San Antonio Spurs, two of them in San Antonio. One would assume that Golden State fans have nothing to worry about after they won the first meeting by 30 points.
But there’s a catch: The Warriors have not won a game in San Antonio since 1997.
Yes, you read that correctly.
The Spurs are also one of the only teams to defeat the Warriors in Oracle Arena last season.
The Warriors are easily the best team in the NBA right now, but the Spurs historically have been their kryptonite. Reloaded with LaMarcus Aldridge this season, the Spurs are the lion that needs to be slain if the Warriors want to make history.
If that wasn’t enough, there are also two matchups with the Portland Trail Blazers left on the schedule. If you remember, the Blazers stunned the Warriors out of the All-Star break behind a 51 point performance by Damian Lillard.
While the odds are against Portland repeating their performance, they will have a slight mental edge over Golden State when they meet later this month.
Now, there’s also the x-factor of the other 15 games to be played this season. As evidenced by the Warriors’ loss to the Lakers on Sunday, an upset can happen on any given night. The Warriors have shown they bring their A-Game against the elite teams, their performances against the Cavs, Spurs, and Thunder are a testament to that.
But in a cruel twist of irony, it’s possible that the Warriors beat the Spurs and Trail Blazers but instead lose four games against teams that have nothing left to play for.
Only time will tell if the Golden State Warriors complete history, that’s what makes them the most exciting storyline before the playoffs. They are a team that has gone five months and only lost six games.
Now we just need to see if they can go one more month without losing more than three.