Warriors eye NBA history against Williams-less Nets
The Warriors have outscored their opponents by 64 points (639-575) over the first six games of their road trip. (USATSI)
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With a win over the Nets in Brooklyn on Wednesday, the Warriors would enter the NBA record books as the only team to ever go 7-0 on a road trip.
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It all started when Stephen Curry posted his third career triple-double and led the Warriors to a 115-86 win over the Suns at Oracle in the final game before embarking on a season-long seven-game road trip. Now 6-0 eying the Nets and NBA history, take a look back at how the Warriors got here:
Stephen Curry scored 29 points and made a clutch jumper with 13.5 seconds left as the Golden State opened a long road trip with their fifth straight victory, 108-104 in overtime against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
Curry, who nearly recorded a triple-double by adding 11 assists and nine rebounds in 48 minutes, was just 1 of 11 from the floor in the second half and OT when he pulled up and knocked down the game's biggest shot to give the Warriors a 108-104 lead.
Game 2: At Orlando Magic
Whatever it was that came over the Warriors and stifled them whenever they ventured into Orlando in recent years was vanquished on Tuesday, as the Dubs rolled the Magic 94-81 at Amway Center.
The victory, bolstered by David Lee's 22 points and nine rebounds, gives the Warriors a six-game win streak – the Dubs' longest since December 2007. They had not won in Orlando since 2008.
Game 3: At Miami Heat
Stephen Curry put on a show in the second half, scoring 22 of his game-high 36 points Thursday night to lead the Warriors to a 123-114 victory at Miami, pushing their win streak to seven games.
During a drama-filled fourth quarter against the back-to-back NBA champs, the critical moments came and kept coming. And the Warriors responded every time for their most impressive win of the season.
Game 4: At Atlanta Hawks
Once again, Andre Iguodala saves the night.
Iguodala drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night to send the Warriors to a 101-100 victory over the Hawks at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
Clearly fighting the fatigue that comes with playing back-to-back nights in two different cities, the Warriors staged a stirring fourth-quarter comeback Friday night to merely give themselves a chance.
Trailing 91-76 and looking finished with 6:33 left, the Warriors went on a 20-4 run to take a 96-95 lead on a Stephen Curry layup with 2:12 left to play. The Hawks regained the lead and were up 100-98 when the Warriors called timeout with 3.2 seconds to play.
Game 5: At Washington Wizards
Five players scored in double figures as the Warriors used an astonishing third-quarter rally to fuel a 112-96 win over the Wizards on Sunday at Verizon Center.
The victory pushed the Warriors' win streak to nine – their best since December 1975 – and gave them a 5-0 record on the current road trip. The Dubs also moved atop the Pacific Division, where they have not been at this point of the season since March 1992.
Game 6: At Milwaukee Bucks
David Lee's 22 points and 18 rebounds led the Warriors to a 101-80 win over the Bucks on Tuesday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
The victory pushed the Warriors' record to 6-0 on this road trip and extended their overall win streak to 10 games -- their longest since 1975 and one game away from a franchise-record 11 set during the 1971-72 season.
Game 7: At Brooklyn Nets
Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
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