The Bee Sports staff tracks the Warriors’ progress toward breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins, using a measuring stick from the past to gauge the present. Here’s where the teams stood 64 games into the season:
March 11, 2016: Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson had 37 and the Golden State Warriors avenged their worst defeat of the season by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 128-112, extending their record regular-season home winning streak to 47 games.
Draymond Green added 17 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists while making all nine of his free throws.
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CJ McCollum scored 18 points and Portland topped the defending champions with 19 threes to Golden State’s 18 as the teams combined for the most 3s in NBA history – on 37-for-76 shooting.
Players of the game: Thompson and Curry, combined to shoot 15 for 25 on three-pointers and went 26 for 45 overall, with Thompson joining Curry as the only players with 200 threes in four straight seasons.
Warriors’ record: 58-6
March 16, 1996: Michael Jordan overcame the absence of an injured Scottie Pippen and ejection of Dennis Rodman, getting 37 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 97-93 win over the New Jersey Nets. Steve Kerr hit two big three-pointers, Bill Wennington made two jumpers and Jordan made four free throws down the stretch as the Bulls continued their quest for the NBA’s best regular-season mark – 69-13 by the Lakers in 1971-72.
Player of the game: Jordan, who added 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots.
Bulls’ record: 57-7
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