Warriors work OT to set franchise wins record

Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:35am EDT
 
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(The Sports Xchange) - It wasn't easy, but the Golden State Warriors earned an impressive franchise record on Wednesday.

They are closing in on an even more impressive mark.

Stephen Curry scored 31 points and the Warriors overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for a 103-96 overtime victory over the Utah Jazz.

Golden State won its sixth consecutive game and second in as many nights. The Warriors (68-7) set a single-season franchise record for victories, topping the 67 they won last year en route to the NBA championship.

Klay Thompson forced overtime with a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left in regulation. He scored 18 points as the Warriors inched closer to the all-time-record win total of 72.

"They are amazing," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of his players.

"Nothing really went our way for most of the night, and they kept fighting, you know. We always compete. That's the great thing about this team. That's why we have this record. Our guys compete every night."

The Warriors need five wins in their final seven games to surpass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who went 72-10, for the most victories in a single season.

Gordon Hayward scored 21 points and Rodney Hood added 20 points for the Jazz, who had won eight of 10 games.   Continued...

 
Mar 30, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball in front of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports