The Golden State Warriors may have lost its chance to beat the LA Lakers’ 33-game win streak this year, but they are going to make history one way or another.
The defending NBA champion saw themselves hauled back to reality after suffering an upset to the Milwaukee Bucks last year. This loss stopped their historic run to beat the 33-0 record of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
However, the Warriors are still in good position. The team have already made history by starting the season with 24 straight wins, shattering the previous record of 15 straight wins to start a season held by the 1948-1949 Washington Capitols and 1993-1994 Houston Rockets.
And at the current 36-2 standing, they are well on pace to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record. It is just a prediction, but I am pretty confident that the Warriors breaking the 72 wins, a record that most people thought could never be broken, is slowly becoming an inevitability, much like winning another championship.
The Dubs are the favorite to win the 2015-2016 NBA Championship, according to Bodog. Followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers at 11/4 and the San Antonio Spurs at 15/4. All of three teams are all on speed for 60-plus regular season wins, the first time since the 2008-09 season.
Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, after losing a game with the Warriors, said that more records are in store for the defending champion, adding that “they’re on pace for the best record ever and I think they [would] get it.”
Meanwhile, star player Stephen Curry is not feeling the pressure, for now. He reiterated that the team’s goal this season is to stay healthy and to play well.
“If we have an opportunity at the end of the season to go get it, we should go get it, because that’s a huge record most people thought could never be broken,” said Curry. “So we’ll talk about that when we get closer. But for now, let’s stay in the moment and play free, play our game and have fun doing it.”
“People ask us after games what it feels like to be whatever our record is at that point, and you get reminded where we are,” Curry told San Jose Mercury news. “But when we’re out there on the floor, we’re not playing like if we lose, we’ll be off the pace. There’s no pressure when we’re out there, so that’s a good feeling.”