The Golden State Warriors know Wednesday night is their chance. Their only chance.
The odds that they get to go after 73 wins again are infinitesimal — it takes a combination of health, luck, and incredible focus nightly to get near the Jordan Bulls’ record of 72 wins in an 82 game season. Think about it this way, next season the Warriors will likely not be close — they are not going to start the season 24-0, and with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green likely playing in the Olympics this summer rest will be more of a regular season priority.
But as much as it is about carving out a place in history, that nightly focus from Golden State came as an answer to their critics who said they got lucky last season. And it’s a shut-them-down answer.
All of which I discuss in this latest PBT Extra.