They've been dealing with talk of a record-breaking 73-win season for months -- that's what a 24-0 start will do -- but now that there are just 20 games remaining, the Golden State Warriors are 17 wins away from the best regular-season record of all time.
"When you go 24-0 your imagination just kind of goes crazy after that -- how many wins can we get? But I think we've done a very good job of -- and this is very cliché obviously -- but taking it one game at a time and that's how we've gotten to this point," Curry said Tuesday on SportsCenter. "Twenty-four and 0 was a crazy, remarkable start that set NBA history. The way we've played at home, not having dropped a game and just our overall level of play -- we like where we are. We feel like we can get better; we haven't really played our best of late and that's a good challenge for us to find our A-plus game as we finish off this season."
Entering Tuesday's games, ESPN's Basketball Power Index gave the Warriors a 35.6 percent chance of winning 73 games. Although they have to face the San Antonio Spurs three more times, the Warriors play 14 of their final 20 games at Oracle Arena, where they have gone 66-2 over the past two regular seasons, including an NBA-record 45 straight wins, set Monday against the Magic.
"Last year we were 67-15 and we played at a pretty high level all year. ... Even if we didn't get to 67 wins there was still the potential for us to have a better season and be a better team," Curry said. "But right now with 20 games left we obviously know what's at stake. We've just got to stay in the moment and enjoy it. This is a fun time and we're chasing history so we've got to be confident in who we are."