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Swashbuckling Golden State Warriors beat historic NBA record with LA Lakers demolition

Tom Laforgue

Published 25/11/2015 | 16:30

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the basketball against Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the basketball against Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Reigning NBA champions Golden State Warriors currently top the standings after an incredible record-breaking start to the season as they seek to retain their crown.

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Last night the Oakland-based franchise beat the previous best-ever start to an NBA season held by the Washington Capitols in 1948-49 and the Houston Rockets in 1993-94 with their 16th successive victory in the campaign.

The team has been led by last season’s MVP Stephen Curry, with the Warriors dominating every team they’ve come up against and demonstrated that by humiliating Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers 111-77 to claim the outright record.

The franchise has the best field goal percentage in the league shooting 48.7pc from inside the three-point line. They also have the second best three-point scoring record.

These impressive stats and consistently strong performances have drawn comparisons to the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team which featured Michael Jordan and widely regarded as the best side in NBA history.

The Warriors will have to beat the Bulls’ season long record of 72-10 to really be truly considered on par with that star-studded side, but they are going the right way about it in the early stages of their title defence.

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