The Warriors surpass the '95-96 Bulls again with most combined wins in a season

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The Golden State Warriors are one win away from claiming back-to-back championships after a historic season. 

It will be the first time they have claimed successive titles in franchise history and after the year they've had, nobody can argue it's what they deserve.

The Warriors secured an NBA record 73 wins in the regular season, surpassing the previous mark of 72 set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. 

In their 108-97 game four win over the Cavs, the Dubs emulated Michael Jordan's legendary team for the second time.

Golden State has now broken the record for the most combined wins in a single campaign - regular and postseason.

The Dubs' 88th win of the year beats the previous tally of 87 that was held by the Bulls and cements the Bay Area franchise's place in the history books.

The Bulls will point to the fact that, until 2003, the NBA playoffs operated under a best-of-five format and the Warriors have benefitted from the extra wins. 

Nonetheless, the achievement shouldn't be diminished and the Oakland-based outfit can rack up win number 89 if they close out the series against Cleveland.

They have certainly had their doubters along the way, but they are one step closer to proving them all wrong by hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy once again. 


The Oracle Arena is the setting for game five tonight where Dub Nation is expecting a celebration. 

An opportunity to win the championship on their home floor is the best possible scenario the Warriors could've hoped for. 

They have been formidable in front of their home fans this year and have lost just three times all season. 

No team has ever lost a 3-1 lead in the Finals so history is firmly on their side as they look to condemn LeBron James to his third successive defeat on the league's biggest stage and his fifth overall.

He will become the first player to do so since Elgin Baylor, Mel Counts, and Jerry West appeared in three straight losing NBA Finals from 1968 to 1970 for the Lakers.

MVP Steph Curry has averaged 30 points and eight assists in seven closeout games over the 2015 and 2016 playoffs, so we can expect him to put on a show once again. 

After playing below the standard we've come to expect in the first three games of the series, Curry came to life in game four dropping 38 points to put the defending champions on the brink.

However, LeBron has averaged 31.9 points in 15 elimination games - which ranks first all-time - so he will definitely not go down without a fight and will make the Warriors earn it. 

But it seems the Golden State Warriors have a date with destiny and are determined to confirm their greatness. They will not let anybody stand in their way.

Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
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