Can the Warriors break the 1995-1996 Bulls record?



Steph Curry has led the Warriors to an NBA-leading 64-7 record. The Warriors are still on pace to finish with the record for most wins in a season


If you have paid any attention whatsoever to the NBA this year, chances are you have heard of Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors are on another level this year, often being compared to the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls. A team that featured Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Steve Kerr, who, oddly enough, is the coach of the Warriors.

The Bulls have the record for most wins in a season, and the Warriors are poised to break that.

Now, some have said that the ’95-’96 Bulls would have destroyed this years Warriors. The stats may tell a different story.

At the time this was written, the Warriors are 64-7. The Bulls were 63-8. In the Bulls’ final 11 games of the season, only five of those teams had more wins than losses. They won four out of five, beating their opponents by an average of 17 points.

The loss came at the hands of division rival Indiana Pacers, losing 100-99. Their only other loss in this 11-game stretch came from Charlotte Hornets.

At 64-7, the Warriors also need to win at least nine games to break the record. In the Warriors’ final 11 games, their opponents have a combined record of 418-370.

The most notable teams they have to play are the San Antonio Spurs (60-11), the Memphis Grizzlies (41-31) and the Boston Celtics (42-30).

Let’s look at some stats to compare these two teams. In points per game, the Bulls averaged 105 points per game. The Warriors have 115 points per game.

In team field goal percentage, the Bulls shoot 47.8 percent, the Warriors shoot 48.7 percent.

In team rebounds per game the Bulls averaged 44.6 and the Warriors average 53.9 rebounds. In assists, the Bulls had 24.8 per game and the Warriors have 29.1.

The Bulls were a much better defensive team than Golden State, giving up only 92.9 points per game whereas the Warriors have given up 104.1.

Team leaders for Golden State: Steph Curry averages 30 points per game, and Draymond Green leads the team in rebounds with 9.6, and assists, with 7.3.

For the Bulls, Jordan led the team in points with 30.4, Rodman led the team in rebounds with 14.9 and Pippen led the team in assists with 5.87.

From these stats, the game really would be a toss up. Personally, in just one game, I would go with the Warriors. But in a playoff series, I think I would go with the Bulls.

In the playoffs throughout his NBA career, Jordan averaged 33 points per game, 5.7 assists and 6.4 rebounds.

Being the investigative journalist that I am, I went on YouTube to find simulated NBA 2K16 games, showing these two teams facing off. I am going to preface this by saying that the uploader is Shady00018, and the game was 12 minute quarters.

In this first game I watched, Golden State was home, and it was a nail biter. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the Bulls snuck out of Oracle Arena with a 118-117 victory.

The player of the game was none other than Jordan with 45 points, nine assists and one rebound. Now, just to be sure, I had to find one more game with the Bulls at home to see who won. In this final game, the uploader, OMGItsBirdman2, for whatever reason, only did six minute quarters.

But nonetheless, the Warriors won this game, 65-58. Team Leaders being Harrison Barnes with 19 points and Jordan with18 points.

Will the Warriors break the Bulls’ record? It will sure be fun to find out.