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With their 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the Golden State Warriors (60-14) became the first team since Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the 1997-1998 season to win 60 or more games in three consecutive NBA seasons.
The Warriors finished the 2014-2015 season with a 67-15 record before finishing the 2015-2016 season with a 73-9 record, the best record in NBA history. They currently have a 60-14 record this season. The Warriors won the NBA championship in the 2014-2015 season and were the runners-up to the Cleveland Cavaliers last season.
The Bulls finished the 1995-1996 season with a 72-10 record, which was the best record in NBA history until last season’s Warriors won 73 games, before finishing the 1996-1997 season with a 69-13 record and the 1997-1998 season with a 62-20 record. The Bulls won the NBA championship in all three of those seasons.
The Bulls totaled 203 victories and just 43 losses in that three-season span, a mark that the Warriors have a good chance to pass. The Warriors have a 200-38 record since the beginning of the 2014-2015 season, so they will have to win three of their remaining eight games this season to match the Bulls’ mark or four or more to beat it.
The Warriors are back in action tonight, Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, with a road game at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, against the San Antonio Spurs (57-16).