Warriors won’t win 73, but how about 70?

Warriors won’t win 73, but how about 70?

So, the number 73 will live for at least another year in the NBA record book.

By losing Monday night in Denver, 132-120, to the Nuggets, the Warriors dropped to 46-9, mathematically eliminating any chance to break their NBA record of 73 wins, set last season. They’d have to go 27-0 to tie it, and that’s not happening.

Though they had not spent a split-second thinking about it, the Warriors could not have anticipated that a sub-.500 team, as the Nuggets are, would get in the way of much of anything in the regular season.

But it happens. There is such a thing as a “trap game” If conditions are right, it may happen again.

The road to 70, however, remains open. To get there, the Warriors would have to go 24-3 over the remainder of the regular season. Is it probable? Is there even a possibility? Or is it beyond realistic?

Here is a look at the five most dangerous games over the final two months:

Feb. 28 at Washington. There is value in it being a homecoming game for Kevin Durant. But it’s second night of a back-to-back set for the Warriors, and their third game in four nights. The Wizards, who started 16-18, have won 17 of their last 20 games and are 24-7 at home.

March 8 vs. Boston. It’s the first game back at Oracle Arena after a nine-day road trip. It’s against a Celtics team that is breathing down the necks of defending champion Cleveland, which has Boston is exploring trade options. If the Celtics bring in an impact player, look out.

March 11 at San Antonio. It’s the second night of a back-to-back set and, again, the third game in four nights. It’s the Spurs. Nothing more needs to be said.

March 28 at Houston. There is a revenge factor, as the Rockets are one of three teams to win in Oakland this season. They also happen to be one of the few teams capable of scoring with the Warriors.

March 29 at San Antonio. It’s the Spurs, once again on the second night of a back-to-back set, this one after a particularly challenging night in Houston. Oh, it’s also the third game in four nights. The Warriors haven’t swept the Spurs in San Antonio since 1996-97 -- the year David Robinson missed 76 games, and before the arrival of Tim Duncan.

If the Warriors manage to win three of those five games, they have a decent chance of getting to 70. If they win four, there is an excellent chance, as six of their last seven games are at home, with the only roadie at Phoenix.

Reaching 70 is a tall task indeed, but assuming they avoid any more surprise losses — such as those against the Lakers, the Heat, the Kings and, now, the Nuggets -- getting there is absolutely within the Warriors’ scope of achievement.

Former UCLA guard to play for Warriors' summer league team in Vegas

Former UCLA guard to play for Warriors' summer league team in Vegas

Programming note: Watch Jordan Bell's introductory press conference on Friday at 1pm on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

Now that the NBA Draft is behind us, it's time to look ahead to NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

It's safe to say that Jordan Bell -- the player the Warriors paid $3.5 million for to select at No. 38 overall -- will be suiting up in Sin City.

And one of his teammates will be a guy he competed against in the Pac-12.

Bryce Alford will play for the Warriors in Vegas, he tweeted on Friday morning.

The UCLA product averaged 15.5 points and 2.6 assists per game for the Bruins last season, while shooting 43 percent from deep.

He made 116 3-pointers.

Against Colorado on Jan. 12, he scored 37 points on 9-for-14 from distance.

The Warriors open their summer league slate on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30pm against the 76ers.

They play the Cavs on Monday, July 10 at 5:30pm, and the Timberwolves on Tuesday the 11th at 5:30pm as well.

Then, the tournament begins...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

A behind-the-scenes look at Jordan Bell's NBA Draft party

A behind-the-scenes look at Jordan Bell's NBA Draft party

Programming note: Watch Jordan Bell's introductory press conference on Friday at 1pm on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

With the 38th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls select ... Jordan Bell.

But the Bulls didn't truly make the pick, because the Warriors paid Chicago $3.5 million for the rights to the big man from Oregon.

Bell hosted an NBA Draft watch party on Thursday, and the house was full of family and friends.

The folks at GazettesSports.com chronicled the whole thing in the video below.

Bell handed out gifts -- some of his college jerseys.

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The guests in attendance erupted (and even made it rain) when deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced his name.

Bell then told everybody to be quiet, and he explained how Golden State traded for him.

The place went wild.

Bell then danced to E-40's "Tell Me When To Go."

Enjoy...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller