Following the Warriors’ 124–117 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, forward Draymond Green admitted that the constant talk about Golden State breaking the regular-season wins record has gotten to the team, according to ESPN.
Asked about whether the team has been affected by the attention being given to the record, Green said that they are ready for the next stage of the season.
“It’s human nature to where, all right, kind of ready for the regular season to end,” Green said. “Talking 82 games, we get bored with that after awhile. And that’s no excuse, just, I’m always give it to y’all real, and that's about as real as I can be. It’s kind of at a point now where you're ready for the regular season to be over.”
Green said his hope is that the team can finish the regular season strong and put itself in a good position for the playoffs. He did not mention the record among his final thoughts.
“We got to be a better enough ballclub to continue to try to get better with these games and try and go into the playoffs the right way and not stumble in the playoffs, so, think that's something we have to focus on,” He said. “We got to try to finish out this regular season strong.”
Golden State (69–9) has to win its final four games to win 73 and break the record set by the Chicago Bulls in 1995–96.