The Golden State Warriors suffered just their seventh loss of the season at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. However, Draymond Green insisted after the game that the Warriors are still going for the NBA record of 73 wins.
“I’m not going to shy away from saying we want the record. Absolutely we want it, and we’re going after it,” Green said via Scott Cacciola of the New York Times.
In their latest loss in San Antonio, the defending champs scored only 79 points with Steph Curry having only 14 points on 4 of 18 shooting. He made only one three-point shot in twelve attempts as the Spurs defense smothered the reigning MVP.
“I’ve got to play a lot better, manage the game a lot better, especially if certain shots that I normally make aren’t falling. You’ve got to be able to adjust and find different ways to impact the way,” Curry said after the game.
Klay Thompson scored a team-high 15 points on 20 shots with Green adding a near triple-double. He had 11 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the 87-79 loss. It should be noted that the Warriors were playing in the second game of a back-to-back and were missing three key players.
Golden State currently has 62 wins with 13 games remaining in the regular season. Nine of those games are inside the Oracle Arena where the Warriors have an NBA-record 50-game winning streak.
Four games will be on the road including games against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Utah Jazz on March 30, Memphis Grizzlies on April 9 and a return trip San Antonio on April 10. They will have to win 11 games out of the 13 to break the record by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.
The game against the Spurs is the biggest of the season as they will try to end a 33-game losing streak at the AT&T Arena.
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