The Warriors continued to make history on Sunday night, joining the 1995-96 and 1996-97 Bulls as the only teams to win at least 66 games in consecutive seasons.
In fact, Golden State became the 15th team ever to win 66 and joined the Celtics, Lakers and Bulls as the only franchises with multiple 66-win seasons.
This means the Warriors now must go just 7-2 the rest of the way to break the 1995-96 Bulls' record for wins in a season. The Warriors have gone no worse than 7-2 in every nine-game stretch this season, and six of their final nine games are at home, where Golden State has now won a record 53 straight regular-season games over two seasons. (The Warriors won 18 straight home games to end their 2014-15 campaign.)
A loss on Sunday night would have been a monumental upset going up against the lowly 76ers, who now have as many road losses (35) this season as the Warriors have home wins.
In fact, Elias points out that the difference in win percentage entering the game (.903 vs .123) was the largest in a game between teams at least 40 games into a season in NBA history. And the 21.5 point spread was the second largest in an NBA game over the past 20 seasons, trailing a March 2008 Celtics-Heat game in which Boston was favored by 22.
The Warriors did not cover that spread, but they still got their 66th victory faster than any team in NBA history.
Green the triple-double machine
Draymond Green extended his single-season franchise record with his 12th triple-double of the season on Sunday.
This is only the second time in the past 30 seasons that multiple NBA players have recorded at least 12 triple-doubles, as Green joins Russell Westbrook as having done so.
The last time came in 1988-89, when Magic Johnson (17) and Michael Jordan (15) both surpassed that figure.
Green now has 13 career triple-doubles, trailing only Hall of Famers Tom Gola and Guy Rodgers in Warriors franchise history, per Elias research.
Thompson stays hot
Also on Sunday, Klay Thompson went for 40 points in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. He's the first Warrior besides Stephen Curry to do this since Antawn Jamison back in December 2000.
It was also Thompson's eighth 40-point game in the past two seasons. Only James Harden, Curry and Westbrook have more such games during this time frame.
In addition, this was the fourth time this season the Warriors boasted one player with 40 points and another with a triple-double. (The rest of the NBA has tallied two such games combined this season.) In fact, data from Elias reveals this is the most such games by any team in a season since Wilt Chamberlain's 1962-63 Warriors also had four.