Warriors set trio of NBA records as they tie Bulls' 72 win mark

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After their 92-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, the Golden State Warriors are now just one victory away from etching their name in the record books as the most successful regular season team in NBA history.

Claiming their 72nd win of the season, the Warriors can now surpass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' famous 72-10 record if they beat the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.

As it turns out, however, yesterday's win in San Antonio was a record-breaking moment in and of itself as Golden State claimed not one but three league firsts.

Firstly, and perhaps most impressively, the Warriors set a new NBA record for most road wins in a season by beating the Spurs in San Antonio for the first time since 1997.

The reigning NBA champions have now won 34 games away from the Oracle Arena in 2015-16 - one more than the same Chicago Bulls roster whom they are chasing for the overall regular season record.

To put that in perspective, that is more wins that nine other NBA franchises have managed in total - home and away - this season, and eight more road victories than any other team this campaign.

The win over San Antonio was also significant for two other reasons. With just one game to go following Sunday's encounter, the win means the Warriors will have gone an entire season without losing two games back-to-back. A feat never managed in the NBA's history.

Moreover, the 92-86 win over the Spurs means the Dubs finish their season series against their Western Conference rivals up 3-1. As a result, they will end the 2015-16 campaign having never lost to the same team twice.

Already 3-0 up in their four-game series against the Grizzlies, even a defeat on Wednesday won't ruin that NBA first.

Of course, the one milestone the Warriors really have their eye on is that coveted 73-9 regular season record.

After two surprising defeats at the start of April, it had looked like Steve Kerr's team were set to fall just short of the mark. However, in winning three straight since a loss to the Timberwolves, GSW are now within touching distance of the record.

If they do go on to beat Memphis this week, it will cap a truly remarkable campaign for the Bay Area franchise. In reality, though, they know that what will really matter is what happens in the weeks beyond the Grizzlies matchup.

Becoming the first team in NBA history to win 73 games in a season would be quite the achievement, but winning a second straight Larry O'Brien Trophy is the real aim.

Nevertheless, even if Golden State can't repeat as champions, they've compiled so many records this year that they will go down in history as one of the best rosters ever to play the game.

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