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Warriors win 83rd game of season, third-most ever

Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


The Warriors didn’t just win a championship Tuesday.

They cemented themselves as one of the best teams in NBA history.

Golden State won its 83rd game of the season – 67-15 in the regular season, 16-5 in the playoffs. Only Michael Jordan’s Bulls have won more games in a season.

Here are the 11 teams to win 80 games in a season:


TeamRegular seasonPlayoffsOverall
1995-96 CHI72-1015-387-13
1996-97 CHI69-1315-484-17
2014-15 GSW67-1516-583-20
1985-86 BOS67-1515-382-18
1991-92 CHI67-1515-782-22
1999-00 LAL67-1515-882-23
2012-13 MIA66-1616-782-23
2007-08 BOS66-1616-1082-26
1971-72 LAL69-1312-381-16
2008-09 LAL65-1716-781-24
1986-87 LAL65-1715-380-20

Yes, the Warriors had advantages over older teams – a longer series in the round of 16, a round of 16 period.

But they answered every challenge in front of them, winning games at a historic clip.