The Warriors have made history once again.
Stephen Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors strolled to a 125-104 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night—the same night that Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant played his last NBA game.
With their recent win, Warriors completed their regular season 73-9, breaking Chicago Bulls’ 20-year-old NBA record for most wins in a season. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who played with Michael Jordan in the 95-96 Bulls’ team and has now taken the Golden State past that record, told reporters: “I never thought anyone would break it.”
In a statement, Jordan also congratulated the Warriors saying, “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.”
Even President Barack Obama sent a tweet congratulating the Warriors, who he called “a great group of guys on and off the court.”
“If somebody had to break the Bulls’ record, I’m glad it’s them,” the president tweeted.
Wednesday night also saw Curry easily reaching another milestone in the NBA history when he surpassed the once unthinkable 400 three-pointers for the season.
Curry, who just recently became the first player to make 300 three-pointers in a single season, shattered his own record by draining 10 from beyond the arc and took his own total to 402 for this season.
Six of the point guard’s three-pointers came in early. During the first quarter, Curry exploded for 20 point, helping the Golden State take an 37-23 lead against Memphis. Curry took his 41st point of the night—late in the third period—making him the only Warrior in history other than Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry to hit the mark.
The Warriors will next face the eighth-seeded Houston Rockets in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.