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The Golden State Warriors got yet another victory last night at home, getting past a tough challenge by the Washington Wizards in what was a surprisingly competitive, back and forth game. The Wizards were able to not only get back in the game after the Warriors started off strong, but took a sizable lead in what was a dominant early part of the second quarter. Yet, the Warriors responded, ending the quarter in strong fashion and overcoming a significant deficit to take the lead just before the half.
Ultimately, the Warriors managed to overcome the challenges that the Wizards presented, and earned a 102-94 win. The victory raises their home record to 36-0, and their overall record this season to 67-7. Famously, they have been pursuing the best ever regular season record ever, which is currently held by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who finished the regular season with a 72-10 mark, and went on to win the championship that season.
With only eight games remaining in the regular season, Golden State would need to finish their final eight games with a record of 6-2 or better.
Golden State has been remarkably efficient this season behind a record-setting offense of precision more than power. They enjoyed strong success last season with a 67-15 mark, although they now have already equaled their regular season total win count from last season. If they go 5-3 the rest of the way, they will then at least match those 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. If they happen to do better, then they will surpass that record, which once seemed unbeatable.
Whatever happens, you cannot argue that the Warriors are making this season very interesting indeed!