Winning 20 games in a row since the opening of an NBA season may sound ridiculous, but the Golden State Warriors have played ridiculously well to be where they are now.
Beating the Charlotte Hornets 116-99 at their home court last Wednesday evening (Thursday morning in the Philippines), the Warriors have reached the big 20.
It was a warriors game right from the tip off, edging a clear lead at the end of every quarter.
By halftime, the warriors were up by nine, 60-51.
Stephen Curry, a homegrown native of Charlotte, entered the third quarter all fired up. He made 10 out of 11 field goals, and bagged all five 3-point shots he made, scoring a good 28 points in a single quarter.
Third quarter ended with a double-digit lead for the Warriors, 93-72.
Curry, along with Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green, relaxed the entire fourth quarter, but the struggling Hornets didn’t have a chance to closeout the Warriors’ lead.
Stephen Curry played a spectacular game in his hometown, leading the warriors with 40 points, 3 boards, and 5 assists. Shooting 14-of-18 from the field and 8-of-11 from behind the arc. Klay Thompson followed him with 21 points, 3 rebounds, and with 44% Field Goal.
Nicolas Batum led Charlotte with 17 points, eight boards, and three assists. Next to him was Frank Kaminsky with 16 points, one board, and one assist.
According to reports, the highest winning streak in the NBA is 33-0, set by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72.
While the Warriors are still 13 games away from breaking that record, they’re only seven games way from matching the Miami Heat‘s 27 winning streak record in the 2012-2013 season.
The Warriors will have another date with the Toronto Raptors on Saturday (Sunday morning in the Philippines).
Do you think the warriors can reach 33?