The Golden State Warriors 54 home game win streak was snapped last night when the dubs fell 106-109 to the Boston Celtics. For Warriors fans who hadn’t witnessed a loss at Oracle Arena in over a year, it seemed as if the Warriors play last night was one big April fools joke. But there was no late game-saving heroics from Golden State that we all have become accustomed to. The Celtics actually completed the upset handing the Warriors their first home loss of the season, ending the streak of the most consecutive regular season home game wins ever.
After last night’s game, the Warriors are now 68-8 and only have one more loss to play with if they want to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ single-season win record. That means the dubs must go 5-1 in their six remaining games, or 4-2 if they want to tie the Bulls’ record. Luckily for Golden State, four out of their last six games are at Oracle which is still a huge advantage despite last night’s stunning defeat to the Celtics. If they take care of home court it gives them great chances of surpassing the 95-96’ Bulls in wins, however, two of these last six games will be against the San Antonio Spurs; one away and one at home. If Gregg Popovich rests his starters chances are the dubs will get by the Spurs with ease. However, if San Antonio’s starters suit up in these last two games, they may put a hold on history.
Tonight is a big game for the Warriors who have yet to lose back-to-back games this season and are looking to right the ship after dropping one at home. They will face the Portland Trail Blazers, a team they took care of easily in their last matchup, but the same team blew the Warriors out in Portland. The dubs can’t expect to commit 22 turnovers and miraculously find a way to win every game. Last night they learned that the hard way, and tonight they must remember the lesson to stay on pace for 73.
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