Klay Thompson Comments on Warriors’ Pursuit of Bulls’ 72-10 Record

February 12th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Heading into the All-Star break, the 48-4 Golden State Warriors are one game ahead of the pace the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls set when they went an NBA-record 72-10. 

Speaking with ESPN Radio (via ESPN's Marc Stein) on Friday, Warriors guard Klay Thompson appeared confident his team can set the new mark for most wins in a season: 

Oh, we will. ... Just to be in the conversation of 'You guys can do it' is crazy. It's great. I would have never imagined this. Growing up, I always thought that record was untouchable. Obviously we're playing for more than just 73 wins -- we're playing for a championship -- but if it's right there for us, we might as well try and take it.

In order to pull off such a feat, the Warriors need to go 25-5 the rest of the season. Considering they started the year 24-0, though, it doesn't seem like such a daunting task.

Golden State's last 30 games are against teams with a combined current record of 464-500, which is a winning percentage of 48.1 percent.

At the rate they're playing, the Warriors could have things in the Western Conference locked up ...

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