Chasing the Bulls: Warriors’ residence winning streak ends at fifty-fourth

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 10:56 AM

Here is where the teams stood seventy-six games into the season: Stephen Curry missed a long three-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors suffered their first residence beat in more than fourteen months, losing 109-106 to the Boston Celtics on Friday night to click an NBA-record 54-game winning streak in the regular season at Oracle Arena.

Chasing the Bulls: Warriors’ residence winning streak ends at fifty-fourth

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

Stephen Curry missed a long three-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors suffered their first residence beat in more than fourteen months, losing 109-106 to the Boston Celtics on Friday night to click an NBA-record 54-game winning streak in the regular season at Oracle Arena. The Warriors should win five of their final six games to crack the Bulls’ record.

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, a former King, who made a driving layup with 8.3 seconds left on the way to twenty-two points for Boston. He scored eighteen of his points in the third quarter.

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The Chicago Bulls matched a club triumph record and clinched homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs by defeating the hapless NJ Nets 113-100 on Thursday night. The Bulls are three victories shy of breaking the NBA triumph record set by the LA Lakers in 1971-72. Chicago has six games left, three against teams with below .500 records. Michael Jordan had seventeen points for Chicago.

Chicago’s Scottie Pippen scored five of his fifteen points in a 19-2 spurt (with Jordan taking a breather) bridging the first and second quarters that keep the Bulls in control the rest of the way.

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