The Golden State Warriors will aim to tie the Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins, the most in NBA history, when they face the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. The Spurs are looking to become the first team in NBA history to go perfect 41-0 at home in the regular season. Warriors vs Spurs on Sunday will be the final meeting between the top two teams in the league.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr admitted that he does not want the record but that one of his players, star forward Draymond Green badly wants it.
“He’s been more outspoken about this record than anybody. He wants it more than anybody I think,’ Kerr said via ESPN of Green’s desire to beat Michael Jordan and the 1995-1996 Bulls record.
“These games are tricky because you’re not sure what you’re trying to accomplish. You want to get some guys rhythm, some guys rest. This record is out there, it’s important to a lot of people, so there’s a lot to process.”
The Warriors are coming off a hard-fought win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday when they won via close score of 100-99. Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off back-to-back losses, their first losing streak this season, getting beat by the Warriors last Thursday and the lowly Denver Nuggets last Friday.
The Spurs rested some of their top players in the loss against Denver but both teams have no reported injuries and are expected to play their key players in the Warriors vs Spurs match-up on Sunday.
The Warriors rallied from 10 points down against the Grizzlies led by Green, who had 23 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots and Klay Thompson, who had 20 points. Stephen Curry finished with 17 points but struggled at 7 of 22 from the field.
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