Warriors are a perfect 11-0 this season against the NBA's chasing pack

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The Golden State Warriors achieved history earlier this week when they became the fastest team in NBA history to reach the 50 win mark in a season.

Taken at face value it is already an impressive statistic, but delve a little deeper into the Dubs' 2015-16 campaign and their 50-5 record even more ominous for the rest of the league.


Ahead of Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat, Steve Kerr's team are an incredible 11-0 against the next seven teams with the best records in the NBA this season.

Competing against the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and LA Clippers - the three teams immediately below them in the Western Conference - Golden State is a perfect 5-0.

Steph Curry and co. have a hattrick of wins over the fourth-placed Clippers, whilst they've beaten both the Spurs and Thunder over the past four weeks.

Facing the cream of the crop in the Eastern Conference, meanwhile, they've been even more dominant. The Cavaliers and Raptors have both come up short against the reigning champs on two occasions this season, whilst Miami and Boston are 0-1 against the Warriors.

Playoff statement

Considering these seven teams currently make up the most likely opponents in the latter stages of playoff basketball, their perfect record against them will surely give Golden State great confidence heading into the business end of the campaign.

You can actually go further, as both the Memphis Grizzlies (fifth in the West) and Indiana Pacers (fifth in the East) have both lost twice to the Warriors in 2015-16.

The Warriors' only defeats have come against those teams ranked further down the NBA standings, suggesting the Bay Area franchise are even more dominant when the pressure is on.

The Heat have the chance to break the 11-0 run tonight as they welcome the Warriors to the American Airlines Arena.

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Toronto Raptors
Atlantic Division
L.A. Clippers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division
San Antonio Spurs
Southwest Division
Golden State Warriors
Boston Celtics
Stephen Curry
Miami Heat
Southeast Division

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