A low scoring, gritty performance for the historic Golden State Warriors as they eclipsed their 72th win of the season over the San Antonio Spurs, tying the 95-96 Bulls record.
”We can get to 73,” forward Draymond Green said according to Yahoo Sports. ”That’s the significance for me of 72.”
Certainly the attitude of the Warriors team is trying to achieve 73 wins after beating the Spurs in San Antonio. Green, who continues to be the heart and vocal leader of the team, had 11 points, four rebounds and four assists. Nothing close to a triple double like previous performances, which would give the team a chance to win in style. But it didn’t matter as Stephen Curry went off in the third quarter, finished with 37 points, five assists and five rebounds.
”Obviously, we’re in the moment, enjoying the ride,” Curry said. ”The goal is to win a championship. That’s the goal. But we put ourselves in a great position to end the season with a win and do something no team has done in the history. That’s an amazing accomplishment.”
They might accomplish something no team has done in 20 years: actually surpassing the 95-96 Bulls record. The Spurs won at home early in March with a slow pace compared to Sunday night, so the Warriors responded with a we can do better approach in the win. The Warriors don’t mind playing slow as they shown in spurts of playing great defense.
The last game of the season won’t be an easy win with a tough Memphis Grizzles team. Everyone will be watching on television as they may or may not make history before the postseason starts.