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Golden State Warriors secure impressive feat with 10th straight win

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Despite missing Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors have not missed a beat in recent games and have been as dominant as ever. 

The defending champions secured their 10th consecutive win after easing past the Memphis Grizzlies 97-84 at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. 

With the victory, the Dubs became just the fourth team in NBA history to rack up a double-digit winning streak in at least five consecutive seasons, per ESPN.

This feat has only previously been achieved by the San Antonio Spurs (2010-16), Seattle Supersonics (1992-97) and Boston Celtics (1970-75).

"It just says we've had lots of talent and it's a good time to be a Warriors fan obviously, or a Warriors coach," coach Steve Kerr said, via ESPN. "This team has been growing and growing over the last six, seven years and these last five have been really special seasons.

"It's fun to be part of the growth of the entire group. I remember doing TV for some of those games five years ago and coming in and watching these young guys with Klay [Thompson] and Steph [Curry] and Harrison [Barnes]. And to be here now when these guys are really in their primes, I'm lucky to be part of it."

Golden State Warriors v Los Angeles Lakers

After the Los Angeles Lakers ended the Houston Rockets' 14-game winning streak last night, the Bay Area franchise now owns the longest run in the league. 

The champs were not as fluid as usual on the offensive end against Memphis with key reserves Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala also missing. 

But Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant carried the load for the depleted squad. The All-Star duo posted 29 points and 22 points respectively.

Memphis Grizzlies v Golden State Warriors

It was the team's work on the defensive end that ultimately won them the game as they held the Grizzlies to just 33 percent shooting and a meager 84 points on the night. 

"We have a lot of depth and plenty of guys who can play and so we have enough talent to continue to win, which is great," Kerr said. "It may not be pretty right now, but we are doing a good job defensively and then finding ways to score."

The good news for the Oakland-based outfit is that Defensive Player of the Year Green is expected to take part in practice on Thursday and potentially return to the court against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday and be ready for the Christmas Day showdown with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Topics:
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Klay Thompson
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry
Kevin Durant
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division

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