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JasonJohnHorn
11-23-2015, 10:59 AM
After 15 games in the 95/96 seasons, the 72-win Bulls were 13-2, and would go onto close the season 12-3. In between (according to simple math), they were 47-5.


After 15 games, the Warriors are off to the best start in league history and show no signs of slowing.

The team has been winning by large margins on most nights, and have only one by five or less twice (against the Clippers and Raptors), with an additional game going into over time (against the Nets?). The Suns, Hornets, Pacers, and Raptors are the only .500 teams they are scheduled to meet until Christmas day, when they take on the Cavs in a rematch of last seasons finals.

This team could very well be undefeated on Christmas day when they head in to battle the Cavs, and should they earn that W, they don't play a legit contender again until Jan 25th.

Now, with every team gunning after them to be the team that hands them their first lost, I don't expect the undefeated streak to last until Christmas (though it wouldn't shock me), but their current level of play suggests that though it is doubtful they will maintain this winning percentage for another 15 games, they likely won't lose more than 2 or 3 games in that time, and that would still put them on pace to be easily on pace to match or beat the Bulls record.

So... is it safe to start talking about this potential history-making level of play? Or do you think it still too early?


And jsut for $#!T and giggles, lets see if any of us can guess where their current streak ends.

likemystylez
11-23-2015, 11:00 AM
Ummm I think this exact same thread is currently going

Scoots
11-23-2015, 11:25 AM
Considering that this conversation started around this time last year it's certainly not too early to talk about it now. It's hard, and maybe pointless, to discuss the likelihood of anything happening when nobody is trying to do it really. Considering that last year down the stretch the Warriors played the Clippers and rested players causing Doc to say that the Warriors were resting players because they didn't want to lose at full strength to the Clippers (the Warriors won), Kerr responded to that "yeah, it couldn't possibly be that we've got an 11 game lead in the west" ... well this year the Warriors already have an 8 game lead in the pacific over the Suns ... just how hard are they going to push down the stretch if that lead gets pushed out to 20 games with 15 games to go? It's outrageous to think about, but right now the Warriors are undefeated and the 2nd best team in the pacific is the Suns and they don't scare anybody. The Spurs are 4 games back and the Thunder 6/5 games back. It's absurd.

likemystylez
11-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Considering that this conversation started around this time last year it's certainly not too early to talk about it now. It's hard, and maybe pointless, to discuss the likelihood of anything happening when nobody is trying to do it really. Considering that last year down the stretch the Warriors played the Clippers and rested players causing Doc to say that the Warriors were resting players because they didn't want to lose at full strength to the Clippers (the Warriors won), Kerr responded to that "yeah, it couldn't possibly be that we've got an 11 game lead in the west" ... well this year the Warriors already have an 8 game lead in the pacific over the Suns ... just how hard are they going to push down the stretch if that lead gets pushed out to 20 games with 15 games to go? It's outrageous to think about, but right now the Warriors are undefeated and the 2nd best team in the pacific is the Suns and they don't scare anybody. The Spurs are 4 games back and the Thunder 6/5 games back. It's absurd.

Supposidly some of the players have talked about the 70 win mark and how it is attainable, but they need to take 1 game at a time.

kdspurman
11-23-2015, 11:56 AM
This thread is awfully similar to this one http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?901228-Who-Stays-Perfect-Longer, and there is another asking if GS can win 70. Gonna close this 1 down and let's try & use the other 2.

http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?901371-15-0-Start-Will-the-Warriors-win-70-games