The NBA’s Golden State Warriors are closing in on Black Caviar statistics provided that they can win two more games and remain unbeaten after having a bit of a test at the hands of the Indiana Pacers.
Their 23rd win of the regular season actually extends to the previous season when they concluded the 2014 regular season with four consecutive wins before taking the NBA Championship, giving them 27 consecutive.
The 27 straight victories ties the Miami Heat’s feat from the end of the 2012 season and the beginning of the 2013 season. The Heat did have the services of Lebron James at the time.
Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 39 points, 30 of those coming from beyond the three-point arc. All-Universe reigning league MVP Stephen Curry was content to take a secondary role, if 29 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, leaving him just three assists shy of notching a triple-double, could be considered secondary.
Paul George and C.J. Miles combined for 57 points, helping the home side Pacers to make things interesting in the fourth quarter. They closed to within six points in the fourth quarter after Australian centre Andrew Bogut threw down three consecutive highlight reel dunks at the open of the third quarter to help maintain a double-digit lead the Warriors had established at the half.
Just when it looked as though the Pacers were closing, Curry assumed control of the game to put it away.