The Warriors entered Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 54-5 record, putting them on pace to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ NBA record of 72-10.
The Warriors are looking to equal the mid-1990s Chicago Bulls with a 44th straight regular-season home win. Both players rocked sneakers they’ve been wearing all season-Davis balled in the Nike Air Max Audacity while Duncan went with his stalwart, the adidas Crazy Quick.
The Golden State Warriors are also a big reason why Curry is such a potent offensive player.
Sportsbook.ag lists Golden State at -400 to break the record, meaning the book believes the Warriors have an 80 percent chance of accomplishing the feat.
Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (0) blocks a pass intended for Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) in the first quarter of their game at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
“Our second unit got us off to a fourth-quarter lead and they turned the momentum in our favour”, Curry said of the Warriors’ bench, which outscored the Thunder’s bench 32-25.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and Danny Green scored 11 for the Spurs, who trailed 86-82 before closing the game on a 12-0 run during the final 3:10.
Curry’s key play came after backcourt mate Klay Thompson had misfired on a three-point attempt.
OKC was just 4 of 20 from beyond the arc.
Five days after a trademark Stephen Curry half-court heave earned a late-game W for the defending champs, Western Conference heavyweights Oklahoma City and Golden State danced once again on Thursday night.
That shot, by the way, was Curry’s 12th three-pointer of the game, which tied an National Basketball Association record. Russ didn’t seem interested in attacking the basket, jacking up eight threes and only connecting on one of them.
“Now I just sort of throw the ball out, he’s got to go chase it and we try to double team him”. “We have a very competent group, and we have fun when we’re out there on the floor, and it shows, obviously”. “We’ve definitely got to get it under control“. The Warriors cut the deficit to one after three quarters and then took over in the fourth.
The Thunder continued to hang in, but Curry converted an and-one with 4:16 left to push the Warriors’ advantage to 106-97.
Kawhi Leonard crowned a 30-point, 11-rebound display with a three-pointer to seal the game with 35 seconds left to help the Spurs to their seventh successive win.
The Warriors staged a come back in final quarter.
San Antonio has won eight of its last nine road games.
The Thunder did a better job on Stephen Curry than they did last Saturday.
However, coach Steve Kerr would rather his players be rested for the postseason than break the Bulls’ record, Yahoo Sports reported.