50th straight home win sees Warriors make history across four major leagues

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The Golden State Warriors extended their home-winning streak to a staggering 50 games on Wednesday night, courtesy of victory over the lowly New York Knicks.

In doing so, the reigning NBA champions achieved something that has never been done in any of America's four major pro leagues; NBA, NHL, MLB or NFL.

As brought to our attention by the GSW Stats Twitter account - an official account linked to the franchise - the Warriors are the first team in the history of any of the four leagues to have reached a half-century of consecutive home wins in the regular season.

Golden State's incredible run dates back to January 2015 and, even then, the Chicago Bulls needed overtime to defeat the Warriors at the Oracle Arena. 

It was only earlier this month, however, in a 119-113 win over the Orlando Magic on March 7 that they surpassed the previous record of 44 straight home wins, set by the Chicago Bulls in the mid-1990s.


In fact, outside of the NBA, the other three major sports leagues in the United States have never really gotten close to the 50 mark.

In the NFL, a league in which teams only play eight home games per season, the record stands at 27 games.

Set by the Miami Dolphins between 1971-1974, you could actually make a case for the feat being equally, or even more impressive than that of the Warriors considering it spanned four years.

Franchises in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League, too, must see a 50-win home stretch as an unattainable goal.

In the NHL, the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and 1976-76 Philadelphia Flyers hold the joint record at 20 straight home wins. Including ties, the 1976-77 Bruins went 34 unbeaten on their own ice.

While in baseball, no team has ever reached 30 conescutive home victories in the league's history.

Making history

Of course, while the Warriors may be in the process of extending thier own piece of history on their own court, they have even more impressive achievements in their sights.

Now 61-6 after Wednesday night's win over the Knicks, the Dubs are almost within touching distance of the Chicago Bulls' NBA record 72-10 regular season.

If they can make history on that front, as well as win a second straight Larry O'Brien Trophy, the list of accomplishments for this Warriors roster will challenge that put together by any team across any league in the world.

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