Golden State Warriors Make History

Photo Credit: Asia Starz

With their 121-107 home victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the Golden State Warriors set the all-time NBA record for most victories in a three-season span.

The win was the Warriors’ 204th since the start of the 2014-2015 season, breaking the previous record set by the Chicago Bulls, who won 203 games in the 1995-1996 season, the 1996-1997 season, and 1997-1998 season, combined.

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 64-14 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 each of those three seasons.

The Bulls totaled 203 victories and just 43 losses in that three-season span, a mark that the Warriors have now passed. The Warriors have a 204-38 record since the beginning of the 2014-2015 season, so they now hold the record in that category. They have four games left this season to try to add onto that total.

The Warriors will look to break their own three-season win record from the 2014-2015 season through the 2016-2017 season next season with their win totals from the 2015-2016 season (73), the 2016-2017 season (currently 64), and the 2017-2018 season.

 

-Asher Fair

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