Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has admitted the team has talked about achieving the longest winning streak in NBA history.
“We talk about 33,” Curry said. “I think I've probably talked about it more than anybody else on the team, just because I know about the history and just really how hard it is.”
The Lakers, who won 33 straight games in the ’71–72 season, hold the longest winning streak at 13. That season the team achieved a record of 69–13 and won the NBA championship.
“We've had like two 16-game winning streaks the last two years, and those are pretty special feats. For us to have to double that output, I mean we’re going to play hard and hopefully close in on that record,” Curry added that the team will not be disappointed if they don’t achieve the milestone because they are playing against many competitive teams.
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Curry also said the closer the Warriors get to the longest winning streak, the more the team will discuss it.
Curry scored 41 points, including 19 in the first quarter, of Golden State’s 135–116 road victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. The Warriors set a season high for points, set a franchise record with 22 threes and improved to 17–0.
You can watch highlights of Golden State’s victory below.
- Xandria James