Warriors break record with 73 wins in the season



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by Alex Wang, Reporter

Last night, the Golden State Warriors broke the record for most wins in the regular season, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 at Oracle Arena to end the regular season with a 73-9 record.

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 46 points, four rebounds and six assists, which Zach Randolph led the Grizzlies with 24 points, six rebounds and four assists. The Warriors outscored the Grizzlies in all four quarters, allowing them to clinch their 73rd win to break the regular season record.

The record was previously held by the Chicago Bulls for their 1995-1996 season in which they held a 72-10 regular season record.

Some people saw this as a great accomplishment for an NBA team.

“It was an incredible accomplishment. The Warriors are just an overall outstanding team. Michael Jordan once said that records are made to be broken, so we [Dub Nation] just broke one,” Evan Lohn (12), captain of the varsity basketball team said.

Vanessa Tyagi (10) echoed the sentiment, seeing the feat as an inspiration. She said, “I thought it was really inspiring because you could see the joy on everyone’s faces when they broke the record.”

Other fans expected the Warriors to break the record and had their expectations satisfied.

“It was kind of expected, as the Warriors are a really elite basketball team. They’re well-balanced and play a unique style of basketball,” Abhay Varmaraja (11), a varsity basketball player said. While he expected the season record, he did not expect Warriors point guard Stephen Curry to set his three-point record. “Stephen Curry hitting 400 three’s was very unexpected.”

The Warriors will now advance into the playoffs, as the first seed in the Western Conference. They will face off against the Rockets, the eighth seed team.