Reaching 73 wins looks very likely for the Golden State Warriors

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The chance to win 73 games is helping to keep the Golden State Warriors focused to finish the season at full pace. They've been sole commanders of the first seed in the Western Conference and the title of the NBA's best team all season, somehow improving even further from the highest levels of basketball achievement.

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry has sky-rocketed to new, unprecedented levels, while the team itself has clearly bested itself in every way — as if 67 wins and a ring last season just weren't good enough.

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After a 117-105 win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, the Warriors (66-7) have only nine games left to make even more history. And while their two games against the San Antonio Spurs (one at home and one on the road) will obviously pose a great challenge, games against teams like the Washington Wizards, Utah Jazz, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and depleted Memphis Grizzlies highlight their remaining schedule with far easier matchups.

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History from this season is on their side, too. The Warriors have never gone worse than 7-2 in any nine-game stretch through 2015-16 which is all they have to do to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' 72-10 record. Plus, with six of their last nine games at home, the Warriors have a great chance of staying perfect at Oracle Arena, needing only one win on the road to reach 73.

That previously unreachable mark looks more reachable than ever right now, and gives NBA fans a gripping narrative for the end of the season.

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Reaching 73 wins looks very likely for the Golden State Warriors

Dennis Rodman, 1991

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Dennis Rodman, 2014

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Tim Hardaway, 1996

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Tim Hardaway, 2014

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Steve Francis, 2007

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Steve Francis, 2015

Tracy McGrady, 2003

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Tracy McGrady, 2015

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John Stockton, 1994

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John Stockton, 2015

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Allen Iverson, 1997

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Allen Iverson, 2015

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Charles Oakley, 1995

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Charles Oakley, 2015

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Gheorge Muresan, 1996

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Gheorge Muresan, 2015

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Horace Grant, 1991

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Horace Grant, 2015

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Gary Payton, 1990

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Gary Payton, 2013

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Stephon Marbury, 2007

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Stephon Marbury, 2015

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Damon Stoudamire, 2001

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Damon Stoudamire, 2015

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David Robinson, 1998

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David Robinson, 2015

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Hakeem Olajuwon, 1994

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Hakeem Olajuwon, 2015

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Dan Majerle, 1993

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Dan Majerle, 2015

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Shawn Kemp, 1996

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Shawn Kemp, 2015

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Penny Hardaway, 1993

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Penny Hardaway, 2015

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Toni Kukoc, 1996

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Toni Kukoc, 2014

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Scottie Pippen, 1998

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Scottie Pippen, 2015

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Michael Jordan, 1992

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Michael Jordan, 2015

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