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History Now: The Golden State Warriors Tie The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls Season Wins Record At 72

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On Sunday April 10, 2016 the Golden State Warriors added to an already amazing story by matching the single season wins record.  The Warriors are now tied withe the legendary Chicago Bulls team from the 1995-96 season with 72 regular season wins.

The Warriors did so with an impressive victory over a San Antonio Spurs team that until now was undefeated at home this season, which was 39 straight home wins.  The Spurs also had their 48 home game winning streak snapped that dated back to the 2014-15 season. Stephen Curry lead the Warriors to victory with 37 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.  The final total of the game was 92-86.

The Warriors have one shot at surpassing the Bulls record with only one game remaining on their schedule.  That game will take place on Wednesday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland,CA against the Memphis Grizzlies.  We will keep you updated on the results of this game.

The Celtics Are Playing Hot, But don’t Get Too Excited

The Boston Celtics are making a strong push towards the playoffs.  It was made really clear on Tuesday that they are really hot.  The Celtics defeated the Miami Heat on Tuesday night by a score of 115-107 in Miami.  This victory marks the second time the Celtics have beaten the Heat in the last 10 games they have played this season. The first victory of the two came on the 1st of April when the Celtics beat the Heat 91-72. On Tuesday Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were the stars of the game scoring 27 and 24 points respectively.  It was a huge win for an aging Celtics team, and should motivate them heading into the playoffs in a couple of weeks from now.

The Celtics’ Kevin Garnett drives to the hoop through the Heat’s Chris Bosh on Tuesdays game versus Miami.
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Celtics are currently holding a season record of 33-24.  They are on a three game winning streak having beaten the Pacers, 76ers and the Heat in those three games.  The Celtics are currently slated to be placed in the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.  Many of the Celtics fans are getting excited and ready for the playoffs.  To that I say settle down!

The Celtics will be going into the playoff facing some tough competition.  If the playoffs started today the Celtics would be squaring off against the Atlanta Hawks.  A series I totally believe they could win in probably 5 or 6 games.  But when you look beyond the first round thats when it becomes doubtful.  Yes, they have beaten the powerful and likely NBA Finals Contenders the Miami Heat twice in the last 10 games, but could they outlast them in a best of seven series.  I think they would not be so successful.  If not the Heat they could play the Magic or Chicago, two more teams they would have a really hard time against.  The playoff picture the the Celtics looks bleak.

This is a team that was built to be contenders about 5 years ago.  As we all know that plan worked and brought a NBA title back to Boston in 2008.  Their frist NBA title since Larry Bird led the team in 1986.  The team was built for the late 2000’s but not the 2010’s.  The Celtics have Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, three incredible stars.  Those stars have gotten older though and as a unit don’t have what it takes anymore to make it through a grueling NBA Playoffs all the way to an NBA Title anymore.  They are just too old, and the competition is too tough.  The bright spot the team has is Rajon Rondo, who is super talented and young but he can’t do it without reliable support.

The team needs to look next season to rebuild for the future before they are left with nothing.  I will be watching the playoff intently to see what they can do, but I think I already know.  They are talented and have done well during the season.  I just don’t feel they will hold up during the tough competition this year in the Playoffs.  We will no longer have to wait because the playoff will be here really soon and all of the questions will be answered once and for all.

Miami Marlins – Where is the Offense?

Rough couple of games for the fish.
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The biggest story up to this point of opening week has to be the story of the Miami Marlins and their lack of offense.  They opened up their new stadium to much fanfare on Wednesday night, in a  4-1 loosing effort to the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Marlins Ace Josh Johnson pitched well but not up to the level that is expected of this potential Cy Young pitcher.  The reigning World Series MVP David Freese was the star of this game with 3 hits and 2 RBI’s in 5 visits to the plate.  The Marlins then traveled to Cincinnati to play the Reds yesterday and loss 4-0.  The Marlins new pitcher Mark Buehrle had a good outing but did not have the offense behind him to have any chance of succeeding in this game.  Cincinnati dominated with the pitching of Cueto and the offensive power of players like Jay Bruce.

The bottom line after two games is that the Marlins offense has sucked!  The entire team is batting below .200. The pitching is good but the team can’t succeed without the offense they are supposed to have.  Hanley Ramirez and Mike Stanton have been the two biggest problems on offense so far. Neither player have reached base off a hit in a combined 16 plate appearances.  They need to get it together quick or the team will be fighting to get back in the standings before April is over.

They have Friday off and will certainly be gathering themselves to play the Reds again on Saturday.  The team has finally garnered the attention of the nation and has opened up like the Marlins of old.  Time is precious and this team could get down in the dumps really quick.  I feel the Marlins need to snap out of this 2 game slump and play like the playoff contenders they are.  All of that money spent on free agents and new manager needs to be redeemed with wins.  The wins must start Saturday night!