The Golden State Warriors (63-7) need to win 10 of their final 12 games to break the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ regular season record of 72-10.
Here are their final 12 games:
- Vs Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday
- Vs Dallas Mavericks on Friday
- Vs Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday
- Vs Washington Wizards on Tuesday, March 29
- @ Utah Jazz on Wednesday, March 30
- Vs Boston Celtics on Friday, April 1
- Vs Portland Trailblazers on Sunday, April 3
- Vs Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, April 5
- Vs San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, April 7
- @ Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, April 9
- @ San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, April 10
- Vs Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, April 13
If we break down the schedule, it’s easy to note that the toughest games are between April 7 and 10. The road game on Sunday, April 10, is particularly tough since it will be exactly a night after they visit Memphis. The Warriors’ previous loss to San Antonio, last Saturday, was also a back-to-back game. Barring the games against Spurs, the Warriors look good to clinch the record.
Steve Kerr, the Warriors coach, realizes that the final two games against San Antonio could make or break their season. “It’s huge because we play them two more times. Every game is a big deal. We hope to keep winning and put a little distance between us.”
Kerr to rest Curry?
With the playoffs just a month away, teams look to typically rest their star players this time of the year. Though Stephen Curry and the Warriors are determined to play through the season-long fatigue just for a shot at history, coach Kerr could rest his MVP. “We could (rest Curry),” the Warriors coach said Monday after a 109-104 win at Minnesota. “The rest would probably be more of a mental rest, because his legs are good,” added Kerr.
How often do teams come this close to even 70 wins? Curry is not keen on resting. “We have a lot to play for, still, so I’m not going to really worry about that. I pride myself on trying to be the most consistent guy out there. The last two games haven’t been great.”
Will the Warriors create history? We’ll find out soon.