Sunday, April 10, 2016

Notable records from Golden State Warriors win No. 72

After the Celtics ruined the Warriors quest for a perfect home season a little more than a week ago, Golden State returned the favor to San Antonio on Sunday and ended the Spurs chance to get to 41-0 in their own building (as well as the possibility of San Antonio going unbeaten at home in both the regular season and playoffs and not winning the NBA title).

Oddly enough, in halting the Spurs' bid to eclipse the 1985-86 Celtics' 40-1 mark at home, Golden State actually set a new record by finishing 34-7 on the road, one game better than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls (33-8) did.  It was coincidentally also win No. 72 for the Warriors, who will try to knock that same Bulls squad out of the history books by getting a 73rd victory on Wednesday (although Chicago might've won more if the previous record hadn't been only 69).

With a win in its 81st game, Golden State also guaranteed that it will go the entire regular season without ever losing back-to-back contests, an NBA first.  Not only that, but according to ESPN Stats & Info the Warriors will become the first team never to lose twice to one opponent.

In addition, Klay Thompson hit his 272nd three-pointer of the season on Sunday, tying for the third-most in league history.  Teammate Steph Curry is the only player ever to make more.

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