The Golden State Warriors tied the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls’ NBA-best wins record by earning their 72nd victory of the season over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.
Many athletes congratulated the Warriors for their achievement on Twitter, including former Bulls players Scottie Pippen and Ron Harper. Both Pippen and Harper have said they believed their Bulls team would have beat today’s Warriors in a matchup between the two squads, but they put their beliefs aside to commend Golden State.
The Warriors must win their final game of the season on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies in order to set a new wins record.
Even some non-basketball figures chimed in to applaud the Warriors.
Way-to-Go!! Congrats to GSt Warriors,SKerr&LWalton et al. The journey to 72 wins is a remarkable achievement-very impressive-now get #73.— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) April 11, 2016
What an impressive performance by the Warriors tonight winning at San Antonio after winning in Memphis last night. Mental toughness!— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) April 11, 2016
Golden State and Memphis will play at Oracle Arena at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.