As the TV broadcast crew noted, it may have felt like the Golden State Warriors won Monday's game twice, given the way they were both the dominant and dominated team. They get credit for only one win, but it was historic.
The Warriors are the quickest team to 50 wins in NBA history, one game faster than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who started 50-6.
The three previous teams to start 50-7 or better (the 1995-96 and 1996-97 Bulls, along with the 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers) all won the NBA title.
Of the Warriors' 50 wins, 32 have come by double digits, 26 have come on the road, 25 are against teams that have a record of .500 or better, 15 have come with Stephen Curry sitting out the fourth quarter, five have come after a loss and three have come in games in which they trailed by at least 15 points.
The Warriors recorded their 29th 30-assist game of the season. They’ve won all 29 of those games. No other team has more than 12 30-assist games.
It’s the seventh 50-win season in franchise history and third in as many years. They had four 50-win seasons in their first 67 seasons.
The Warriors have now won 101 consecutive games in which they led by at least 15 points at any point.
Curry sets a record
Stephen Curry had five 3-pointers, the kind of night that has been ordinary for him this season. But there is extraordinary to be found in the ordinary. His 28 games with at least five 3-pointers are the most in a season in NBA history, surpassing the 27 he had last season.
He’ll likely set another record soon. Curry’s 126 straight games with at least one 3-pointer are one shy of Kyle Korver’s NBA record.
Curry needs 27 3-pointers in the Warriors' last 27 games to set the record for 3-pointers in a season. He would have the top three seasons in NBA history. For now, he has four of the top six.