The Warriors split two games over the weekend. In the first one, they looked terrible and lost to the Trailblazers 105-137 in Portland. They redeemed themselves the very next night by beating the Clippers in Los Angeles 115-112.
No team has gone through an NBA season without losing back-to-back games. That’s just one of the many feats still within reach for this Warriors team. The big one of course is putting together a better record than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. The Bulls record of 72 wins and 10 losses once seemed unobtainable. According to Mercury News sports columnist Tim Kawakami, there is good reason to believe that the Warriors have a good chance to tie the record, and even beat it.
They go into tonight’s game against the Hawks in Atlanta ahead of the pace established by the Chicago Bulls during their historic run. The Warriors are 49-5, while Chicago at this point in the schedule was 49-6. The NBA has jumped on the bandwagon, and has published a page comparing the win and loss records of the two clubs, game by game. You just look at it and shake your head in disbelief at both clubs.
The way the Warriors play basketball is a revelation, and unbelievably exciting. The way the team is toying with NBA history is just as astonishing.