As of this writing, the Golden State Warriors are experiencing the best start to an NBA season in league history.
Following the team’s most recent win against the Indiana Pacers, many are talking seriously about their chances of breaking even more records by the season’s conclusion. Those include the record for the NBA’s longest consecutive win streak, the most wins in a single season, and Stephen Curry’s quest to break the individual player record for the most 3-pointers in a season (again).
The historically dominant 1995-96 Chicago Bulls squad still holds the record for the most wins in an NBA regular season with 72, but Curry and the Warriors are certainly giving the team a run for their money. The boys from the Bay are 23-0 entering tonight’s game against Boston and have yet to show any signs of slowing down.
In fact, the Warriors look as though they’re only getting warmed up. An impressive game against a tough Pacers squad and a resurgent Paul George has gone a long way to silence critics who credited much of the Warriors’ success to a relatively weak schedule.
Curry is playing out of his mind and already broke his own record for three-pointers in a single month this past November with 77. The point guard’s previous record was 75, which was set in March 2015. His performances have been so good that he has a good chance to become the only league MVP to also win the award for “Most Improved Player.” Apparently when you reach the top, you can keep climbing.
If he can keep it up, Curry will be on track to break his record for threes in a season by February. He set the record for three-pointers in a regular season in both the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons, making 272 and 286 respectively. Last year, Curry and Thompson made a combined 525 threes and provided the two can stay healthy, both are looking to shatter their previous records.
Between Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the Warriors have no shortage of players who can take control of a game and put up high numbers on any given night. A reliable star player can greatly simplify betting on a game’s spread, and with Curry averaging 32.2 points per game, the Golden State Warriors as close to a sure bet to beat the spread as you’ll ever hope to find. On that note, we wouldn’t bet against the Warriors in any of their upcoming matches.
They have two games against the Milwaukee Bucks along with games against the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns before Christmas. The biggest threat to the Golden State’s dominance will come Christmas Day during a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers at home.
LeBron James will definitely be looking to take revenge for his squad’s disappointing loss in last year’s NBA Finals. If Curry and the Warriors can hold off Cleveland, there will be little standing in the way of yet another title for Golden State.