The Golden State Warriors continue their winning ways and in turn have reached two important steps en route to the playoffs.
On April 4th, the Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks 123-100 to clinch home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. It was also the club’s 12th straight victory. Last night, Stephen Curry broke his own NBA record for three-pointers made in one season, going 8-for-13 from behind the arc. His previous mark was 272 set two seasons ago, and the sharpshooter now has 276 on the year with less than five games remaining on the regular season schedule.
With the 116-105 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Warriors have clinched the best record in the NBA. If the team reaches to the NBA Finals, this will be a huge boost for the team with the best home record in the league (36-2). It is the first time the Warriors have had the best record in the conference since 1975-76, and it the first time the franchise eclipsed the 60-win mark in the franchise’s 69-year history.
Warriors playoff tickets are seeing some high prices for a team with NBA championship aspirations and rightfully so. For the first round of the playoffs, the four games (if necessary) to be played at Oracle Arena have an average price of $383.76. The most expensive game would be Game 7, currently showing an average price of $447.63 with a get-in price of $170. The least expensive playoff game is the second home game, which has an average price of $340.70 with a walk-in price of $151.
This season is shaping up to be one of the greatest in the franchise’s history. The Warriors will held into the playoffs as NBA championship favorites, as long as having the lead candidate for the 2015 league MVP. To top things off, first year head coach Steve Kerr is battling Atlanta Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer for the NBA’s Coach of the Year award.