Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors in beating the Portland Trail Blazers,136-111, and got their 69th win of the season to remain in track of making history to break the record of 72 wins by Chicago Bulls
Stephen Curry, who scored 29 points, pushed the team together with Draymond Green who made his 13th triple-double for the season.
The match-up with the Trail Blazers served as a bounce back game for the Warriors after the Boston Celtics gave them their first-regular season home loss in their previous game.
The win kept the Warriors on track in making history and beating the Bulls’ record of 72-10 set in the 1995-1996 NBA Season. With 69 wins, the Warriors are now tied with the 1996-1997 Bulls and the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for total wins in a season.
An exchange of breath-taking shots including back-to-back three pointers were seen between the two of the league’s best scorers, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard.
However, the rest of the Warriors started helping out Curry and Golden State started creating distance in the third quarter, which proved to be key as the Warriors pulled away in the second half.
Lillard had his own 38 points to lead the Trail Blazers but it wasn’t enough against a Warriors squad that had Draymond Green producing 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists plus Klay Thompson adding 21 points.
The Warriors remaining games will be against the team of Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs (twice) and Memphis Grizzlies (twice). They need to win at least four in order to beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls and rewrite history.
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