As what the title says, here are the nine (9) NBA teams that gives Golden State Warriors hard time to reach another new heights in the league history.
The Chicago Bulls made a record of 72-10 during the Michael Jordan era along with the current head coach of the Warriors, Steve Kerr. Today, the reigning NBA champs re-writes history with their 73-9 win-loss record after they have defeated Memphis Grizzlies.
The Golden State Warriors will not simply walk to the future and carry its best record ever but also fans especially the younger ones will ask what are the teams gave the mighty Warriors that nine loss.
1. Milwaukee Bucks 108 vs Golden State Warriors 95
(December 12) – The Golden State Warriors walked slowly off the Bradley Center floor, exchanging handshakes with the victorious Milwaukee Bucks on the way back to their locker room.
Players and coaching staff of Golden State Warriors walked slowly off the Bradley Center hard-court and exchanged handshakes with the victorious Milwaukee Bucks as they head back to their locker room.
Stephen Curry and the rest of the Warriors squad are not used to losing.
The Warriors’ NBA best record start was over right after 24 victories after they dropped to the Bucks 108-95 on Saturday night.
“We didn’t have it tonight,” interim coach Luke Walton said. “That’s why it is so hard to do what these guys have done so far. It caught up to us.”
Golden State is now 24-1 (win-loss) record. Its 28-game winning streak, plus the final four games of previous season, came to an end. The league’s longest winning streak was at 33 set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers and it was also snapped by Milwaukee.
“Well, we knew the streak had to end at some point,” the Warriors published on their Twitter account.
It was how they lost which was a bit surprising. This was no squeaker at the buzzer, but Bucks runaway towards the end.
Greg Monroe have scored 28 points for the Milwaukee Bucks, who got the all-around hard work necessary to defeat the reigning NBA champs.
“When you talk about the streak, what’s bigger than the streak is they’re the world champs,” coach Jason Kidd said. “And so, for us, we didn’t talk about the streak, it was about playing the world champs.”
It also served the fact that Warriors, possibly battling exhaustion just after needing a couple of overtimes to secure a win at Boston last Friday, Warriors were cold from 3-point range. They often produce 13 per outing, however were just 6 of 26 coming from behind the arc playing on the last game of a seven-game road journey.
Warriors main-man, Stephen Curry got 28 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field, which includes 2 of 8 from 3-point area.
Not sufficient to get past Milwaukee, who led by double digits for most of the game prior to Warriors slice it to a point twice.
In every situation, there was a feeling of inevitability that the Warriors in some way might go on one of its breakneck-speed runs to beat another opponent.
However Greg Monroe and the Bucks had a response each time.
“We never wavered,” Monroe said.
Monroe was 11 of 16, along with a three-point play with 2:51 left for a 12-point advantage.
Michael Carter-Williams’ strong drive down the lane and finished with a dunk with just 42 seconds left on the clock set an exclamation point on one of Milwaukee’s best night.
“We showed some spurts to get back into the game. We got some stops,” Curry said. “But for 48 minutes, I don’t think anybody can say we played as hard as they did.”
Draymond Green chipped in 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while the other “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson registered 12 points and was off from beyond the arc where he shoots 2-of-9. On the other hand, Greg Monroe got a lot of help from his teammates. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 11 points, Jabari Parker got 19 points, O.J. Mayo had 18 points and Michael Carter-Williams registered with 17 points for the victorious Milwaukee Bucks.