The Golden State Warriors have already made history and broken records throughout this entire season. To name a few, they went 24-0 to begin the year which is the best start to an NBA season ever, they set the record for most consecutive wins at home with 54, and just became the team with the most roads wins in an NBA season ever (34) on Sunday night while simultaneously handing the San Antonio Spurs their first home loss of the season.
Now they are on the verge of the ultimate historical mark. The obsessed about 73rd win of the season. The Warriors are all but guaranteed to eclipse the 1995-96’ Chicago Bulls’ record. Their last game is in Oakland against the Memphis Grizzlies and they have a 93 percent chance of winning the game and setting a new record for most wins in a season. Unless of course if they completely collapse at the finish line like Stephen Curry’s Under Armour teammate Jordan Spieth did in the Masters. However, something tells me Curry and the Warriors have their eye on the prize and will be locked in Wednesday night. Draymond Green said that he would be focused because Michael Jordan would blame him if the Warriors don’t win 73 games.
That’s not to say the game will be a cakewalk. The Dubs barely escaped with a victory against a proud Grizzlies team on Saturday, who will undoubtedly play a physical game against Golden State. Memphis is very capable of making it a close contest and making the Dubs earn the record, but it would be a great ending to another magical season for Golden State if the Warriors completely blew out the Grizzlies for their unprecedented 73rd win to end the season, just like they blew out the Grizzlies at the beginning of the season. It would be the extra icing on a pretty historic cake.