NBA Basketball - INACTIVE

Chasing the Bulls: Warriors pull one out

Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates in overtime of the team’s 103-96 win over the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates in overtime of the team’s 103-96 win over the Jazz in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The Associated Press

The Bee Sports staff tracks the Warriors’ progress toward breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins, using a measuring stick from the past to gauge the present. Here is where the teams stood 75 games into the season:

Warriors

March 30: Klay Thompson hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 103-96 in Salt Lake City.

Stephen Curry took over in overtime for the Warriors, scoring six straight points. Draymond Green’s dunk with 1:04 left gave Golden State a 101-93 lead.

Players of the game:

Klay Thompson scored 18 points and Stephen Curry had 31, including five three-pointers.

Quote: “They are amazing. Nothing went our way really for most of the night. They kept fighting. We always compete, that is the great thing about this team. That is why we have this record and our guys compete every night.” – Warriors coach Steve Kerr

Warriors’ record: 68-7

Bulls

April 8, 1996: The Charlotte Hornets proved the Chicago Bulls were not invincible at home.

Scottie Pippen missed two tip-in tries in the final seconds as the Bulls’ 44-game regular-season home winning streak ended with a 98-97 loss to the Hornets.

Chicago’s 37-0 home start is the best in NBA history.

Michael Jordan had 40 points for Chicago.

Player of the game: Dell Curry, father of Stephen Curry, scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter.

Quote: “We had a goal of winning every game this season on our home court. It was not meant to be.” – Bulls forward Scottie Pippen

Bulls’ record: 66-9

Compiled by Chris La Marr from The Associated Press

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