The Golden State Warriors are a juggernaut, but can they really run off an NBA record 33 game winning streak?
According to the San Jose Mercury News’ Diamond Leunghe, the Warriors are now setting their sights on the 33 victories in a row to start a season by the 1971-72 Lakers.
“We talk about 33.”
“I think I’ve probably talked about it more than anybody else on the team, just because I know about the history and just really how hard it is.
“We’ve had like two 16-game winning streaks the last two years, and those are pretty special feats. For us to have to double that output, I mean we’re going to play hard and hopefully close in on that record, but it won’t be a disappointing effort if we don’t get there. Because there are so many talented teams in this league and for us to just be playing at a high level right now, that’s what we’re worried about. And if we close in and get to 29, 30 games, we’ll talk about it a little bit more.”
The 2012-13 Miami Heat are the one team to come the closest, compiling a 27-game winning streak along the way.