The Golden State Warriors are on the cusp of history and need to win nine of their last 11 games to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ all-time NBA record of 72 regular season wins. With reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry on their side, anything is possible, and the Warriors star has been absolutely phenomenal throughout this entire NBA campaign.
Last year, Golden State enjoyed an extraordinary season as they lifted the NBA championship trophy for the first time since 1975. However, they have eclipsed and exceeded all expectations this season and look well-placed to beat Chicago’s incredible, long-standing record – especially with Steph in fine form.
Curry is an outstanding talent but Golden State is much more than one player. The likes of Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andrew Bogut, and Andre Iguodala have all stepped up to the plate at times throughout the season and, at the time of writing, the Warriors are priced at 5/6 to defend their NBA title with Betway.
But first, they’ll likely remain fully focused on beating the Bulls’ record as they look to cement their place in the history books. While the NBA title remains the main priority, the record comes first… for now. Golden State is earning it with a sublime season and it would take an excellent performance for any team to beat the Warriors in any of their remaining games.
A number of Golden State’s stars, who led the Warriors to victory over the Los Angeles Clippers recently, were mentioned in last year’s bracket watch and they could help the Warriors to go on and break the record – but most importantly, they could be crucial to their chances of representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.
As of March 24th, the Warriors are priced at 8/15 with Betway to go on and win the conference – which should be a formality if they perform at their best. The 1995-96 Bulls team was phenomenal and a battle between the present-day Warriors and Michael Jordan’s squad would have been one of the greatest sporting match-ups of all-time.
Whether Golden State breaks the record or not, one thing is for sure: the Warriors are as good as Chicago was in their day and it would take a brave man to make an argument against that.