Philly’s struggles continue, Warriors stay golden

Michael Hebb, Sports Editor

The Philadelphia 76ers and Golden State Warriors started with historic runs which dominated the NBA’s headlines this season. However, the 76ers had a 28 game losing streak, dating back to last season, until they beat the Los Angeles Lakers last night.

Philadelphia has is looking to continue their rebuilding process, as they are already well behind in the playoff race. With one of their first round draft picks, Joel Embiid, out for a second consecutive season, the team struggled to get one lone win, which came against another losing team in the Lakers.

On the other hand, Golden State’s run is still going strong, as they have won the first 19 games of their season. Stephen Curry has been in MVP form, just like last year, averaging 31.6 points and 6 assists per game. Also, he is shooting 51.2% from the field and 44.5% from the 3-point-line, two outstanding numbers for a point guard.

However, it is very difficult for a team to win 19 straight games because of only one player. The entire Golden State team is involved in the offense, and their defense is also playing shutdown as well. They are averaging 115.3 points, 46 rebounds, 29.4 assists, and 8.84 steals per game. Over 10 of those rebounds are offensive, and their amount of assists proves that every player is unselfish.

The Warriors are on pace to beat the record for most wins in a season (72) held by Michael Jordan and his 1995-96 Chicago Bulls squad. If they can do this, it will be hard to argue against them being one of the greatest teams of all time.

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