Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but the Golden State Warriors will end the 2016-17 NBA regular season with the most wins of any team in the league.
Just as they have the previous two seasons.
Last year, the Warriors historically eclipsed the Bulls’ 1996 record of 72-10 by one game.
Don’t Cry, MJ, You’re Still The G.O.A.T.
This campaign, the Dubs will fall short of the 73-game mark, but their record still puts them in the annals of basketball forever. Golden State is the first team to win at least 65 games in three consecutive seasons.
It’s quite an accomplishment, considering only 16 teams in history have reached the 65-win plateau.
The Warriors’ stretch of dominance is unprecedented in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/PcLJ4erENk
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 6, 2017
The Michael Jordan-led Bulls accomplished the feat in 1991/92, 1995/96, and 1996/97. All three won NBA titles.
The Lakers won at least 65 games four times (1971/72, 1986/87, 1999/2000, 2008/09). Like Chicago, Los Angeles won the NBA championship every season they hit the 65-win mark.
Like the Bulls, the Celtics also won at least 65 games three times (1972/73, 1985/86, 2007/08), but unlike Chicago, Boston only took home the trophy twice in those three seasons.
Stephen Curry! pic.twitter.com/Xqdvrvrd0U
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) April 6, 2017