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Golden State Warriors set NBA record, become first team to start season 16–0
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Golden State Warriors set NBA record, become first team to start season 16–0
Tuesday November 24th, 2015

The Golden State Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111–77 Tuesday night to set the NBA record for best start at 16–0.

The Warriors were the third NBA team to start the season 15–0, joining the ’93–94 Houston Rockets and the ’48–49 Washington Capitols. The Rockets went on to win the first of back-to-back titles.

Golden State has also surpassed the ’57–58 Boston Celtics for the NBA’s best start to a season by a defending champion. 

Stephen Curry scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-21 shooting at Oracle Arena. Kobe Bryant posted four points on 1-of-14 shooting.

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The Warriors have done this without head coach Steve Kerr, who remains sidelined due to two back operations in the off-season.

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- Christopher Chavez

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