Perhaps, you’ve heard: these Golden State Warriors are an absolute force to be reckoned with. They’re 36-6, and with such an impressive record comes impressive juxtaposition. Like, say, the 95-96 Chicago Bulls. Now, before you go thinking we’re crazy for saying this, let’s just look at a couple of similarities here:
Through 42 games those Bulls were 39-3 while these Warriors are 36-6.
Those Bulls finished the season No. 1 in defensive efficiency per 100 possessions at 101.8. These Warriors are No. 1 in the league currently at 100.2.
The ‘96 Bulls won by an average margin – combining regular and postseason – of 15.0 points per game. Good for the highest mark of all-time, narrowly edging the ’87 Lakers. The ’15 Warriors are currently winning by an average margin of 11.9 points, while the next closest team this season, being the Atlanta Hawks, come in at 7.3.
Point differential is always a telltale sign when deciphering greatness. Those Bulls scored a ton of points while simultaneously playing great defense, and these Warriors right are on the same track. Chicago's point differential that season was 12.2, whereas Golden State's this season is at 11.8. Awfully close, indeed.Read more... Join the Conversation...