The Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio Spurs, 112-101, to establish their 70th victory of the season on Thursday at the Oracle Arena.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 27 points and nine assists with lots of help from his teammates. Harrison Barnes knocked 8 out of 13 shots from the field and scored 21 points. Draymond Green added 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds while Andrew Bogut showed dominance defensively with two blocks and 11 rebounds. The Warriors shot 54.2 percent from the field.
“You can’t make mistakes against these guys,” coach Gregg Popovich said via ESPN. “Best team on the planet. If you lose your concentration defensively or you shoot ill-advised shots or don’t move the ball and give it back to them quickly, you’re in big trouble.”
The Warriors sealed the top spot in the Western Conference having a 70-9 win-loss record and gaining homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs. With the win against the Spurs on Thursday, the Warriors are now the 2nd team in NBA history to win at least 70 games in a regular season.
The Golden State Warriors once again displayed their superiority at home over the biggest challengers to their throne in the Western Conference.
Coming off of a loss against the young Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State controlled the pace of the game and displayed their superiority in their homecourt against their top rivals this season.
In their goal of making NBA history, the Warriors need to win their three remaining games to break the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ record for the most wins (72) in an NBA regular season.
The game between the Warriors and Spurs became the first time in NBA history that to team with at least 65 wins faced off in a regular season.
The Spurs and Warriors will meet again on Sunday at AT&T Center.
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