The Golden State Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to reach 60 wins with their 125–107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.
The Warriors' win improved their NBA-best record to 60–6, maintaining a four-game lead over the second-place San Antonio Spurs. Golden State now has 16 games left to try to surpass the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls’ record 72-win season.
“Sixty and 6 sounds good,” Stephen Curry said, according to the Associated Press. “It’s a big accomplishment.”
On his 28th birthday, Curry scored 27 points with five assists, leading the team in both categories.
“I hope to keep getting better, that’s the mission, and I’ll never be satisfied with where I’m at,” Curry said. “I always want to find different ways to improve. I guess I’m officially in my prime, but we’ll see how far this thing can go.”
The victory also sustained the Warriors’ record streak of 49 consecutive home wins. They will have the chance to extend the record further on Wednesday when they host the New York Knicks.
- Erin Flynn