Warriors keep writing history with 50th straight home win

The Golden State Warriors continue to own their home court.

Led by Stephen Curry, Golden State defeated the New York Knicks 121-85 and improved their NBA-record home-winning streak to 50 games. They completed a perfect 6-game homestand following their loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on March 6, defeating their opponents by an average of 17.3 points per contest.

The Half-Century Mark

The Warriors haven’t dropped a game at Oracle Arena since January 27, 2015, when they lost to the Bulls in overtime. Wednesday, Golden State celebrated its 50th straight home win since then, earning its 6th win by at least 30 points during the streak. It also marked the 16th time the Warriors scored 120 points in a those 50 games.

During the run, the Warriors are scoring 114.4 points per game at home, a mark that’s over 4 points per game higher than the Oklahoma City Thunder – the next closest team.

And the Warriors have trailed in the 2nd half at home for only 78 of a possible 759 minutes during their streak, with the largest deficit being 15 points (vs Bucks on Dec. 18, 2015).

Still the Steph Show

Stephen Curry was the catalyst for the Warriors yet again. He needed just 28 minutes to record his 34 points. It was the 6th time this season he’s scored 30 points in 30 minutes or less, which is the most such games in a single-season since minutes were first tracked in 1951-52 according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Curry recorded 16 of his 34 points in the 1st quarter, marking his league-leading 27th 15-point quarter of the season. The Knicks starters had combined for 9 points in the period.

What’s Next?

The Warriors hit the road for a 3-game stretch, starting on Friday with a meeting with the Dallas Mavericks. The last time these teams played in Dallas, Golden State suffered a 23-point loss. Curry didn’t play in that game.

The following night, they play the San Antonio Spurs. Golden State has lost its last 32 road games in San Antonio – the 2nd-longest road losing streak against an opponent in NBA history.

The good news for the Warriors might be that they are 16-1 this season on the 2nd game of a back-to-back, with their only loss coming against the Bucks on December 12th.