The Golden State Warriors are no longer tied with anyone for the hottest start in NBA history, and they won their 16th game in the same manner that they rolled through most of their of 15 previous wins, by stomping the souls out of their victims–this time the hapless Los Angeles Lakers.
If we’re being honest here, and we are, Byron Scott had a better chance of combing his hair at this game’s conclusion than the Lakers did of winning it, and well…let’s just the Hair Club for Men left before the first quarter was even halfway over.
The Lakers tied it 5-5 with 8:51 left in the first quarter. And that’s about the last time it was close. Golden State went on an 18-2 run and it got worse from there. Most of the rest of the game was the score oscillating in its vastness, but the Lakers never surmounting anything close to a serious attack.
They were, in a word, outclassed. Not that they should feel bad, though. At least they didn’t lose by 50 like the Memphis Grizzlies did.
Stephen Curry, who led the way with 24 points and nine assists spoke with TNT after the game:
We try to play at a high level every night. It’s a pretty cool accomplishment to start the season 16-0 and do something that’s never been done in NBA history. So, we gotta keep it going. There’s a lot of season left, but we’re on the right track.
Asked what the record mean to him, Curry said,
A lot of players have played in this league. A lot of great teams, and nobody has accomplished what this team has tonight. So you got to be proud of those kinds of moments, so we’ll celebrate a little bit, and then look forward to playing on Friday night.
And that’s the attitude that keeps them rolling. Taking the time to appreciate the moments, but not losing focus for the final destination.