The Golden State Warriors continued their winning ways last night with a hard-fought victory of 115-110 against the Toronto Raptors, moving to a record of 12-0.
NBA MVP Stephen Curry was the star man once again, as he scored 37 points in the game to help the current NBA Champions win their twelfth game in succession this season.
The Warriors are now two more wins off the best start to an NBA season since the Dallas Mavericks went 14-0 in 2002-03, and three wins shy of the NBA record which is currently held by the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets.
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As you can see by the statistics above, these kinds of winning streaks at the start of the season in the NBA are a rarity, so can the Warriors win their next three games and tie the record. Could the Warriors surpass the 1948-49 Capitols and the 1993-94 Rockets?
The schedule so far has been kind to the Warriors, as they haven't faced an in-form side like the Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, or the Chicago Bulls so far this season. Their next four games are crucial, away to L.A. Clippers, home to the Bulls, away to Denver Nuggets, and home to L.A. Lakers.
Win all these and the record is theirs. However, the first three sides have winning records so far this season, so the task isn't going to be easy.
Their toughest test will be at home to the Bulls, as they currently have a 7-3 record after 10 games, which is the best record out of the four teams. Curry's amazing form so far this season should be enough to give them the victory and eventually surpass the record. He has had eight games of 30 points or more this season and has another MVP award in his sights.
Staying undefeated is probably not on the forefront of the minds of Warriors players. They'll be more focused on striving towards a 70 game win season, and they're well on their way towards that goal. So long as they have only lost a couple of games by the time the holiday season is here, they should manage to boast 70-plus wins at the end of the season.