If you ask Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, or any member of the Warriors, they’ll tell you that this win doesn’t mean anything out of the ordinary for them. They’ll tell you that while they’d love to own a piece of history, they’re more focused on repeating as NBA champions.
But come on, this is pretty darn cool.
With a pretty thorough victory over the San Antonio Spurs at home, the Golden State Warriors became just the second team in NBA history to win 70 games in a single season. Sounds like a startling statistic? It is. Teams led by guys like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, Oscar Robertson, Karl Malone and Isaiah Thomas never won 70 games. Some of the greatest players and teams in league history have never accomplished that feat. So this victory has got to mean something more than just another tally in the W column for Stephen Curry and company.
The other great thing about this win for the Warriors, is the fact that it keeps them alive in their quest for 73 victories, which would give them sole possession of the NBA record for most wins in a season, breaking the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72. The Warriors aren’t out of the woods just yet, however, their final three games are against the Grizzlies–twice–and a showdown with the Spurs in San Antonio, where Kawhi Leonard and company have yet to lose this season.