Your Source for Service Plays and FREE sports Picks

Will the Warriors Extend Their Home Winning Streak

Product Details

Will the Warriors Extend Their Home Winning Streak

By Don Phillips

 Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors

10:30 PM ET, Saturday, March 12, 2016

Oracle Arena, Oakland, California


The Warriors have won 14 of the last 17 against the Suns, including six-straight, which matches a franchise-best streak against Phoenix (previously achieved from 2/13/12 – 4/5/13). The Warriors have won eight-straight at home against the Suns, which also matches a franchise-best streak (previous: 3/18/75 – 2/17/78). Golden State is seeking its first season series sweep against Phoenix since 2012-13 (4-0).

On February 10th, the Warriors posted the best winning percentage entering the All-Star Break in NBA history, earning their 11th-straight win to improve to 48-4 (.923), which is the best record through 52 games in NBA history.

Golden State improved to an NBA-best 24-4 (.857) on the road this season, with the club’s 24 road wins tied for its second-most victories on the road in a single season in franchise history. The Suns outshot the Warriors in the first quarter (.524-.500), entering the second frame trailing by just one point, but Golden State outscored Phoenix by 13 points in the second (28-15) and never looked back, ultimately securing the victory by eight points.

Stephen Curry finished with a game-high 26 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in 30 minutes, shooting 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range and becoming the first player in NBA history to hit at least one three-pointer in 100-straight regular-season road games. Curry did not appear in his 15th fourth quarter of the season. Klay Thompson scored 24 points and swiped a career-high-tying five steals.

At 58-6 (.905) this season, the Warriors own the best record in NBA history through the season’s first 63 games. The Warriors have won 46 straight regular-season home games (28 straight this season, 18-straight last season), the longest such streak in NBA history.

The Warriors are 28-0 at home to start the season, setting a record for the franchise’s best home start (previous: 12-0 in 1975-76).

Golden State clinched a berth in the 2016 NBA Playoffs and will make its fourth-straight playoff appearance for the first time since qualifying for the postseason in each of the first six years of the league’s existence (1946-47 to 1951-52). The Warriors are the first team to clinch a playoff berth in February since the 1987-88 Lakers.

Golden State is the fastest team to reach 50 wins in a single season in NBA history, doing so in 55 games (the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls previously held the record, reaching 50 wins in 56 games).

The Warriors have earned their seventh 50-win season in franchise history, winning at least 51 games in three-straight seasons for the first time ever. The Warriors had never won 50-plus in back-to-back seasons prior to the previous two campaigns. The Warriors will play 13 of their remaining 19 games at home.

The Warriors have set a franchise record by recording an NBA-best 33 game this season with at least 30 assists (next most in the league is Atlanta with 13 such games). The Warriors have also set a franchise record with 10 games this season with at least 35 assists, becoming the first team to tally at least 35 assists 10 times in a single season since the Cleveland Cavaliers did so 19 times more than 20 years ago (1992-93).

The Suns are 2-10 in the first game and 3-8 in the second game of back-to-backs this season with one sweep.

Selection: Golden State