The Golden State Warriors have showcased almost unprecedented form this campaign to boast a record of 56-6 leading many to believe they can go on and beat the Chicago Bulls 1996 imperious regular season record of 72-10.
A slip-up at the hands of the record-wise worst franchise in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers, last Sunday could have been construed as the first sign that the Warriors freight train can indeed succumb to pressure once in a while and maybe they're not the dead cert lock for the NBA title after all.
Still, a .903 record isn't bad, is it? Since the embarrassing reverse to the young Lakers, Stephen Curry has hit his 300th three-pointer of the season and the reigning NBA Champions bounced back with a win over the Orlando Magic on Monday evening.
In many ways, Curry is the on-court leader of the Warriors and the catalyst for their run much like the great Michael Jordan was for the Bulls back in '96.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr has insisted recently that the Bulls record will take a backseat to his team's needs as the all-important postseason looms large, but Curry has been pleased with how they've handled the scrutiny thus far.
"When you go 24-0 your imagination just kind of goes crazy after that - how many wins can we get? But I think we've done a very good job of - and this is very cliché obviously - but taking it one game at a time and that's how we've gotten to this point," Curry said Tuesday on SportsCenter.
"Twenty-four and 0 was a crazy, remarkable start that set NBA history. The way we've played at home, not having dropped a game and just our overall level of play -- we like where we are. We feel like we can get better; we haven't really played our best of late and that's a good challenge for us to find our A-plus game as we finish off this season."
It's interesting that the reigning MVP should feel like they're not on top of their game at the moment; Curry has splashed over 40 points in four of his last six outings and the Warriors have only dropped two of their last 20 fixtures.
The 27-year-old guard pointed to the lessons in last season's success as motivation to surpass the Bulls historic landmark.
"Last year we were 67-15 and we played at a pretty high level all year. Even if we didn't get to 67 wins, there was still the potential for us to have a better season and be a better team," Curry said.
"But right now with 20 games left we obviously know what's at stake. We've just got to stay in the moment and enjoy it. This is a fun time and we're chasing history so we've got to be confident in who we are."
It's worth noting that Warriors play 13 of their final 20 games on home soil at the Oracle Arena.
This is a court where they've won a record 45 in a row and even though they've got to face a very impressive San Antonio Spurs side three times yet, one has to wonder if the Warriors are likely to slip up on four occasions between now and April 13.