The Golden State Warriors are on a roll!
Fresh from winning the 2014-2015 NBA Championships, the Warriors, led by last year's league MVP Stephen Curry, has won back-to-back games against the Memphis Grizzlies by 50 points and the New Orleans Pelicans, 111-95. And it appears nothing is going to stop the Warriors at this time.
By all indications, the Warriors are making a history and a new dynasty.
With this in mind, "Splash Brother" Klay Thompson has declared that the Warriors could become the second team in NBA history to record 70 wins in one season, challenging the record set by the Michael Jordan led 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the greatest all-time regular-season feat.
Speaking a recent Google Hangouts interview with ShotTracker, Warriors guard Thompson said that he believes that his team has a chance to win 70 games. Jordan was able to establish that feat with Scottie Pippen, making the Bulls the only NBA team in history to crack the 70-win column.
"That's going to be a tough one," Thompson said. "We'll try. There are so many good teams. We'll try. We did get 67 wins last year, which was an amazing feat. We might be able to get 70. It's going to depend a lot on health, obviously, and a lot of lucky bounces that go our way.
Seventy-two wins, that's a lot of wins, man. I don't know if that will be done again, but hey, man, we might be the team to do it just because we reached 67 last year. And if we stay focused and we take every game serious, we should have a chance to reach 70. It won't be easy. It will be extremely difficult, but you know what? Why not?"
In an article published in Bleacher Report, Grant Hughes that watching the Warriors is like watching history unfolds right in our very eyes.
Hughes writes, "This year's improved version of the Warriors is the only team in history to outscore its first four opponents by a combined total of 100 points. A 50-point win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Nov. 2 helped make that happen, and that margin could have been significantly larger if the Dubs hadn't rested their starters halfway through the third quarter.
"Maybe it's tempting to argue that the Warriors' seeming step forward is really just a product of Stephen Curry's being on some kind of separate plane, a hot streak to end all hot streaks. Last year's MVP is playing better than ever; he's averaging more than a point per minute through his first four games and has put up single-quarter performances that don't even seem possible."
He also quoted Tom Haberstroh of ESPN.com who himself commented about Curry's performance, "As impressive as those numbers are, they pale compared to the experience of watching a man create more highlights in a game than some All-Stars will produce in a season,"
ESPN.com's Ethan Strauss added. "His coup de grace was wrapping the ball around his waist for seemingly no reason before threading the needle for a James Michael McAdoo dunk. Why did he do this? The answer increasingly is: Because he can."