The Golden State Warriors are the fourth team in NBA history to reach 69 wins in a season and in their win over the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night, they became the first team in NBA history to hit 1k field goals, marked by a Stephen Curry three of course.
The Warriors have fully embraced the chase to 73 wins and are set on going all out to break the NBA wins record. However, despite the players being all in, Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr has said the focus for the Warriors now is simply to play good. Following the loss to the Boston Celtics which snapped a 54 home game win streak, Kerr is now working his players back to simple basketball and doing what they do well. “Records are broken, but championships last forever”, he says, and he’s right. But this group of Warriors players believes they can do both.
The dubs are 69-8 and need to win four out of their last five games in order to break the 1995-96’ Chicago Bulls’ single-season win record. Two of their last five games are against the San Antonio Spurs, one of which is on the road. The Warriors will have to focus and get back to the basics if they intend to beat the Spurs twice. This is certainly possible for Golden State, and doing so would help them lock in the top seed as they still need any combination of two wins or two Spurs losses to clinch.