Warriors put finishing touches on historic season against Memphis

Its been 20 years since the Chicago Bulls pulled off a flawless 72-10 winning season in '95-'96, and it's safe to say that basketball historians, players, and fans of the game thought they'd be able to close the books on such a winning percentage for good. Since that season, it was largely agreed upon that such a record could never be touched, let alone broken...until now.

With their final game of the 2016 regular season at home against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Golden State Warriors were chasing history. Not only is it an historic individual season for Stephen Curry, as the MVP became the first player in NBA history to reach 400 three pointers in a single season (hitting 8 tonight against the Grizzlies), but it's also significant for the entire team as a collective, with their tally of 73 wins surpassing the 72-10 Bulls.

That's not the end of the accolades for Curry, however. As the 2016 season comes to a close, the most valuable player also managed to average 30 points a game, and join the very exclusive 50-40-90 club (50% shooting from the field, 40% from beyond the arc, and 90% from the free throw line).

How will the Warriors rank overall?

Most people will agree that the '95-'96 Chicago Bulls roster is arguably one of the greatest rosters of all-time ever assembled. With that in mind, it won't take long for the comparison between that Bulls team and this Warriors team to once again become a hot button topic for debate. Most would say that the Bulls were the better team because they had Michael Jordan still in his prime, and that era was a much tougher one to play in in terms of overall physicality and toughness.

Even with all of this in mind, however, one cannot discount or discredit the tremendous body of work the Warriors managed to put together this season. Coming off of a championship last season, it would have been very easy for the team to come into this year with something of a championship hangover.

Instead, Golden State managed to come back hungrier than the previous year, all the while managing to put together "the streak" of 24 wins in a row to start the season.

All debate aside, Golden State is clearly the favorite to repeat as they tip off against the Houston Rockets in the first round of the 2016 playoffs.

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