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Can Steph Curry & The Warriors Break The NBA Record For Longest Win Streak?

Submitted by on November 27, 2015 – 10:30 amNo Comment

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors look unbeatable right now. As in, there’s really no reason that they should lose any games this season. When they’re playing their best basketball—or hell, when they’re playing half as good as they’re capable of playing—the Warriors have more talent than anyone in the entire NBA. It’s why people are already putting them into the same category as the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team that went 72-10. The Warriors are that good, and there’s a pretty good chance that they’re going to eclipse what the Bulls were able to do. Unless injuries suddenly hit and Curry isn’t able to play for an extended period of time, the Warriors are going to make history this season.

In fact, the Warriors already made some history just 16 games into the season. They won their first 16 games—most, in convincing fashion—to become the first team in NBA history to go 16-0 to start a season. And they’re not going to stop there. During a conference call with reporters this week, Curry said that the Warriors now have their sights set on winning 33 games in a row, which is a record the 1971-71 Los Angeles Lakers set.

“We talk about 33,” Curry admitted. “I think I’ve probably talked about it more than anybody else on the team, just because I know the history and just really how hard it is. We’ve had like two 16-game winning streaks the last two years, and those are pretty special feats. For us to have to double that output, I mean, we’re going to play hard and hopefully close in on that record, but it won’t be a disappointing effort if we don’t get there. Because there are so many talented teams in this league and for us to just be playing at a high level right now, that’s what we’re worried about. And if we close in and get to 29, 30 games, we’ll talk about it a little bit more.”

The truth is that the Warriors do have a lot of work to do in order to break the Lakers’ mark, and it won’t be easy to win 18 more games, especially with road games against solid teams like the Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz and Toronto Raptors on their schedule. There’s also a home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers set to take place on Christmas Day that will have everyone watching. But the Warriors are on the brink of doing something special this season, and it’s going to be fun to watch them try to do it. Whether or not that includes a 34-game winning streak remains to be seen.

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