The Golden State Warriors have tied the Chicago Bulls' NBA record for consecutive regular season home wins. The Warriors are also on track to break the Bulls' record for wins in a single season.
With the return of NBA's reigning MVP (Most Valuable Player), Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 on Thursday, to tie the league record for most consecutive home wins.
Curry returned to action after having sat out the Warriors' previous win due to an ankle injury, and was the game's top scorer with 33 points, including five 3-pointers. Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant scored 32 points, but the former MVP also committed nine turnovers - as many as the entire Warriors team.
This extended Golden State's run of regular season wins at their home court, the Oracle Arena in Oakland, to 44, tying the record set by the Chicago Bulls, who went unbeaten from March 30, 1995 to April 4, 1996.
"It's an amazing accomplishment and special for our fans," Curry said. "That's a high level of consistency every single night and we want to keep it going. If we don't lose a home game the rest of the season, good things are going to happen."
It leaves the Warriors with an overall record this season of 55 wins and five losses, which is the best record in NBA history through 60 games. With just 22 regular season games left to play the Warriors are on track to Chicago's NBA record of 72 wins and 10 losses through the regular season, which the Bulls set in 1995-96.
"You can't even dream that stuff up," said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who was a player on that record-setting Bulls team. "It's been that kind of season for us."
apc/pfd (dpa, AP)