The Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 92-86 on Sunday at the AT&T Center. It’s the Warriors 72nd win of the season and tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for most wins in a regular season.
Golden State was led by reigning MVP Steph Curry with 37 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals. Klay Thompson added 14 points, six rebounds and two steals while Draymond Green had 11 points, four rebounds and four assists.
The Spurs rested Tim Duncan while Boris Diaw is still out with an injury. Kawhi Leonard had an off night, going 7-for-22 from the field but had 20 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks.
LaMarcus Aldrige added 24 points and 10 rebounds but no other Spurs player reach double-digit scoring. The six-point loss is San Antonio’s first defeat in their home court and ended their 48-home game winning streak.
The Warriors ended their 33-game losing skid in San Antonio that dated back to 1997. Their last win was a 108-94 victory led by Latrell Sprewell who scored 23 points, per NBA.com.
The defending champions also set some NBA records with their 72nd win. According to ESPN, the Golden State Warriors set the record for most road wins in NBA history with 34. They also became the first team to not lose back-to-back games in a season.
Warriors will be the first team in NBA history to not lose back-to-back games. They also have a record 34 road wins. pic.twitter.com/tSkz7QNsuE
— ESPN (@espn) April 11, 2016
Golden State are looking to break the record for most regular season wins in NBA history. They will be hosting the Memphis Grizzlies in the final game of the regular season on Wednesday. Will they win 73 games?
The Golden State Warriors are 38-2 at home with their losses coming against the Boston Celtics and Minnesota Timberwolves. Look for the Warriors to be locked in on Wednesday but the Grizzles proved that they can hang with the defending champs. The short-handed Memphis team narrowly lost 100-99 to Golden State on Saturday.
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