On a night owned by Kobe Bryant, the Golden State Warriors quietly broke one of the NBA’s greatest records, setting a new mark for wins in a season.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors topped the Memphis Grizzlies, 125-104, on Wednesday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., earning win 73 on the season. The 73-9 finish is now the best regular season record in NBA history, topping the 72-10 mark set by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 campaign.
Curry hit the court in what’s rumored to be the Under Armour Curry 2.5 in a blue, white and gold colorway. The reigning MVP guard had a hot hand Wednesday night, scoring 46 points on 15-of-24 shooting, including 10 3-pointers.
Curry’s fellow “Splash Brother” Klay Thompson — in his Anta KT shoe — was the second leading scorer in the game for the Warriors, dropping 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting.
The entire Golden State squad hit the court in stellar kicks for win 73, from Andrew Bogut in the white, gray and black Nike Air Audacity to Draymond Green in a white, gold and blue Nike Zoom HyperRev 2016 and Andre Iguodala in the black and gold Nike Kobe 11, saluting the retiring Bryant, who scored 60 points Wednesday for the Los Angeles Lakers in his finale, a win over the Utah Jazz.