Wow, the Golden State Warriors can smell immortality after blowing up Spurs’ record… After a big win in San Antonio, the Golden State Warriors have now equaled the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for wins in a season!
Sure enough, the Warriors got a historic victory in the one place they hadn’t won in nearly two decades! With Curry’s 37 points, the Warriors had finally beaten the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 this evening of Sunday, April 10, 2016 at their home court. With this 72nd win, they are now tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the season record. The Warriors would finish their regular season at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
Ultimately, Golden State had ended a 33-game skid in San Antonio that dated back to 1997. San Antonio had not lost at home since March 2015. Sure enough, the Warriors had dominated the 4th quarter in tonight’s ‘playoff level’ game! Right when the Dubs weren’t making much points, Curry controlled the action with a series of layups when San Antonio’s defense attempted to run him off the 3-point line. In their lone victory over Golden State this season, the Spurs managed to slow the game down. San Antonio tried to match the Warriors’ pace, though, leading to a tense and at times sloppy game.
Overall, the defending champs had topped San Antonio with a final score of 92-86 in San Antonio’s building, running its record to 72-9 and finally breaking their home-winning streak as well. With a win over a depleted Memphis squad on Wednesday night, Golden State would finish its season at 73-9, setting an NBA record for wins in a season. Tonight’s win marked Golden State’s first regular-season victory in San Antonio since February 14, 1997, and halts the Spurs’ home winning streak at 39 on the season.
The result of the Dubs’ endurance had led to two more well-earned wins, alongside its clinching of the best road record (34-7) in NBA history, and its chance to create more history on Wednesday at home against Memphis. Let’s go, Warriors, let’s go!
(Game as of Sunday evening, April 10, 2016)