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Golden State Warriors break single-season record for the most wins

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The Golden State Warriors made history on the final night of the 2015-16 regular season as they became the most winningest franchise in a single campaign. 

Having won 72 of their previous 81 encounters, the Dubs had to overcome the Memphis Grizzlies to surpass the record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. 

In truth, it was always unlikely the Grizzlies would cause a shock at the Oracle Arena and the Bay Area franchise looked like they had the game locked up from the very beginning as it finished 125-104.  

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At the half way mark, the Warriors appeared to be in cruise control as they led their conference rivals by 20 points. Curry looked to be a man on a mission as he dropped seven three-pointers - needing eight on the night to break the 400 mark for the season - in his 17 minutes of play. 


The reigning MVP shot 7-13 from behind the arc in the first half for his 25 points. Klay Thompson also had four buckets from range. 

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It did not take Curry long to nail the one remaining three-point shot to take him past the milestone. Just 43 seconds after the break he dropped a shot from deep off an Andrew Bogut assist. With just 12 minutes of basketball to play, Steve Kerr's men were in complete control as they led by 21 and had already reached three figures. 

The Warriors' unstoppable point guard was having a night as he reached 46 before the final quarter had even begun, dropping ten shots from deep. Put simply, it was a typical Curry performance. 

Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors


Reaching 73 wins really is a special accomplishment for the Warriors. It puts their name into the record books forever. After all of the hype and excitement surrounding their chase, the players held their nerve and crept over the line. 

However, everyone involved with the organisation knows they have to emulate what the 1995-96 Bulls achieved by adding another championship ring to their collection. 

With the regular season now over, the Warriors know who they will face in the first round of the 2016 playoffs, and it's an interesting encounter.

Minnesota Timberwolves v Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are the opponents for the Dubs in a repeat of the 2015 Western Conference Finals. James Harden and Co. have had a difficult season but they will be no pushovers come crunch time. 

But the Warriors should have more than enough to see of the Rockets and the majority of NBA fans will be hoping both the Spurs and Golden State make it to the Conference Finals of 2016.

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