The Golden State Warriors have made history, becoming the fastest team in the NBA to reach 50 wins in a season, ESPN reported on Feb. 23. The team edged the mark set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls when they went 50-6 to start their record-setting season of 72-10. The latest record-setting win for the Warriors came on Monday night when Steph Curry and his crew defeated the Hawks in Atlanta by a final of 102-92. Also impressive, of the 50 games won, 32 of them have come by double digits, which is just as impressive to most sports fans. Golden State hit 50 wins for the seventh time in the history of their franchise, as they look to add a second-straight championship this season. In addition, their reigning MVP player, Stephen Curry has a shot at another NBA record in the coming week.
According to Atlanta Journal Constitution in a Feb. 22 report, Stephen Curry is on pace to top a record set by the Atlanta Hawks’ star Kyle Korver. Curry currently has a streak of a three-pointer made in 126 consecutive games. Korea has the league record with three-pointers made in 127-straight games. When asked about Curry possibly breaking the record, Korver joked, “Yeah, I think every record is in jeopardy,” adding “I’m sure he’ll get it. He shoots like 10 or 12 a game. He’s probably going to go for 300. It’s always nice to hold on to a record but records are made to be broken. You never know, maybe it will go down tonight.” Unfortunately for Korver, Curry was 5-for-11 from three-point land in the win against the Hawks.
It’s no surprise that Curry has been the new league standard in three-pointing shooting. He was bested by teammate Klay Thompson in this year’s All-Star Three-Point Shootout, but currently leads the league in three-point shooting. For the 2015-16 season, Curry has hit the shots at a rate of about 46 percent on average, as he’s made 260-of-572 attempts. Over the course of his career, he’s never shot at less than 42 percent from behind the three-point line, making him the next player to take over after greats like Reggie Miller and Ray Allen.
Curry has the chance to tie Korver’s record on Wednesday night when the Warriors visit the Heat at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The record could be broken on Thursday, Feb. 25 when Golden State makes a stop at Orlando. They’ll close out this road trip with a game against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday which will be featured on ABC. As for the NBA’s best record in a season, the Warriors are chasing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team which went 72-10. With 27 games left, the Warriors will need to finish out their schedule 23-4 to set the new NBA record. Steve Kerr would be a part of the history-making season as head coach, when he was a player on the Bulls’ team that originally set the mark.