We’re just a month away from the 2015-2016 NBA playoffs and the Golden State Warriors are still on top and dominating the Western Conference. They now hold a record of 61 wins and only 6 losses, the best record through 67 games for any team in the history of the NBA. The Warriors are also hoping for another championship run while chasing the Bulls’ record of 72 wins and 10 losses. To tie the Bulls’ record, the Warriors must win 11 of their last 15 games. In order to break the Bulls’ record, the Warriors can only lose 3 games or less for the rest of the season. However, with such a big lead in the Western Conference, it seems like a number one seed is inevitable and coach Steve Kerr has stated he intends to rest his star players at the end of the season if it means them being rested for the playoffs. He doesn’t care about the record. Records mean nothing if you don’t have championships. Beisdes, Steve Kerr was on that Bulls’ team that went 72-10 in a single season. Maybe he wants to keep it that way.
The only teams that have managed to beat the Warriors this season are the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, and Portland Trail Blazers. All of these losses have been on the road as the Warriors are still undefeated at home this season. One of the biggest upsets in NBA history would probably be the Warriors loss to the Lakers. They lost against a team who holds one of the worst records the franchise has ever had, 14-53. Not only that, but the Lakers led the Warriors by about twenty points at one point in the game. Historically, it was the biggest regular season upset as the Warriors had a win percentage of over 90% while the Lakers has less than 25%. This was also one of the worst shooting nights for the Splash Bros as Steph Curry went 1-10 from three point land and Klay Thompson went 0-8, according to ESPN.com. On the other hand, Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell both scored above twenty points and shot a good percentage from the field.
Bleacherreport.com mentions that Steve Kerr said, “We looked like the [millenials] tonight. We couldn’t focus. We weren’t ready.” Could the Warriors recover from such an upset and still tie, or maybe even beat the Bulls record of 72-10? We’ll just have to find out in the remaining games they have. One thing for sure is that the Warriors will not play this way in the playoffs. They have not lost back to back games this season and with the 7-game series system in effect for the playoffs, it seems like the Warriors might make another championship run. Everyone knows the intensity of playoff basketball is much higher anyway.