Well the speculation is over. The Golden State Warriors are, statistically, the best team in the history of the NBA.
Whew, that’s a weighty statement.
But, they earned it. After an awkward pair of losses to the Celtics and Timberwolves a couple weeks ago, Golden State’s road to 73 became a lot more daunting than many expected it to be. They’d need to win their last five games, including two against the Spurs, and two against the Grizzlies, who are missing their two best players but are still a scrappy playoff team in the West.
They did it. None of the games were close, either. In the process, Stephen Curry broke a record that somebody should’ve been given the chance to set first, hitting his 400th three-pointer, after already becoming the first player to hit 300 last month. At one point during last night’s game, he hit three absurd, contested three-pointers in a 60-second span.
The Warriors achievement won’t truly match-up against the Bulls’ record-setting 1995-1996 season unless the Warriors manage to maneuver the Western Conference, which is packed with potential pitfalls–Spurs, Thunder, (dare we say it) Clippers (?)–and beat whoever comes out of the East–a.k.a. the Cavs or, dare we say it, the Raptors–so the Jordan/Curry comparisons will have to wait until summer kicks off.
Or will they?