Michael Jordan and the Bulls are history as Stephen Curry, together with the Golden State Warriors, achieved their 73rd win to make it the first team to win that many in just one season.
According to CBS, Stephen Curry, the star of the game, also became the first player to achieve 400 three-pointers in a single season.
The Golden State Warriors concluded the NBA regular season with a smashing win as well as domination. Starting the season with an impressive 24 straight wins, the team added another 54 victories in Oracle Arena. The Warriors are also named the second team to win 65 games in consecutive seasons.
However, as with all teams, the Warriors have also encountered several challenges this season in comparison to last year, as Yahoo Sports said. Steve Kerr, the Warriors head coach, is remembered to have spent the team’s first 43 games off the bench owing to complications of his back surgery. Two of their major players, Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala, also missed several games because of injury.
Klay Thompson said in a statement on NBA that they were not really thinking about breaking the record but they have been entertaining the thought in the last two weeks. They also knew that anything can happen such as injuries but were determined to do their best whatever happens.
The Warriors already controlled the game against the Grizzlies on Wednesday primarily because of Stephen Curry, who scored 46 points in only 30 minutes. The Grizzlies tried to keep up but Curry controlled the proceedings and was able to shoot 10 out of his 19 three-point attempts. Overall, he has reached a total of 402 three-point shots for the season.
The NBA gave its statement after the Warriors’ achievement and congratulated the team, calling it the best record for a regular season in history.