Golden State Warriors Rewrite History

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The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) works off the dribble against the Memphis Grizzlies' Jordan Farmar in the third quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Matthew Leto, Staff Writer

The Golden State Warriors took care of business late Wednesday evening, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies at home 125-104. The victory caps off a historic season for the record books, as the Warriors finished the regular season 73-9.

The Warriors opened the season with a 24-0 record, which is also the best record to begin the season and the Warriors also won their first 36 games at home this Season. The entire season the Warriors never lost to the same team twice or lost two games in a row.

The Warrior’s head coach Steve Kerr broke his share of history, of when he played on the very same 95-96 Bulls team. The Warriors now hold the best regular season record ever besting the 95-96 Chicago Bulls that previously held for 20 years.

The Warriors have faced recent criticism from former Bulls players from the 95-96 team. The Criticism included that the Warriors don’t play as good of teams and the defense they play doesn’t compare to the teams the Bulls had to play. However, Stephen Curry and the Warriors silenced all their doubters in convincing fashion.

The Warriors exploded in the first quarter leading by 14. The Grizzlies never had a chance.

Curry finished with 46 points in 30 minutes and connected on 10 3-pointers. Curry’s 10 3-pointers on Wednesday gave him an NBA record for most 3-pointers in a single season with 402. This season, Curry broke his own 3-point single season record which was previously 286.

The moment Curry hit his 400th 3-pointer, Curry raised his hands and pounded his chest as the crowd erupted with MVP chants.

Junior Eric Diaz weighed in on the game, “Curry did an excellent job, performing up to standards” said Diaz. “Curry’s taking records by threes at a time.”

The Warriors head into the playoffs as the number 1 seed in the Western conference. They will host the Houston Rockets on Saturday April 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm.

 

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