It got lost behind Kobe’s 60-point performance in his final game but the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 for their 73rd win of the year, beating the record set in 1996 by the Bulls.
“I want to congratulate the Warriors on the amazing season. The game of basketball is always evolving and records are made to be broken. The Warriors have been a lot of fun to watch and I look forward to seeing what they do in the playoffs,” Jordan said Wednesday.
Of course, it’s not done yet. The record holds no weight unless the Warriors can win the title like Chicago did two decades ago.
In the regular season finale, Steph Curry went unconscious and shot 15/24 from the field, including 10/19 from three, for 46 points in 30 minutes of action. The ten threes put Curry at 402 for the season, shattering the record he set last year. With the season concluded, Curry also joined the very exclusive 50/40/90 club and became the fifth player to average 30p/5r/5a/2s for a season.
Memphis was led by Zach Randolph‘s 24 points and six rebounds but finished 1-10 in their last 11 games after being dismantled because of injuries. Lance Stephenson had 22 in the contest and the rest of the team had severe shooting struggles.
Golden State’s first playoff game is this Saturday at 3:30 in Oakland against the Rockets. The Grizzlies’ series kicks off Sunday night in San Antonio.