Golden State Warriors make history, set best start in regular season with win over LA Lakers

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Stephen Curry vs Kobe Bryant
November 24, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the basketball against Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 111-77. Reuters/Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There was no stopping the Golden State Warriors in making NBA history on Tuesday (Wednesday in Australia) starting off hot on both sides of the floor against the Los Angeles Lakers and cruising to an easy 111-77 victory for a 16-0 start in the 2015-2016 NBA Season.

The Warriors were led by Stephen Curry, who finished with 24 points and 9 assists and established the new mark with sixteen straight wins to start the regular season.

Golden State entered the game at 15-0, a record that was held by two teams in NBA history, the Washington Capitols in 1948-1949 and the Houston Rockets in 1993-1994.

While Curry is the unquestioned star and leader for the Warriors, their 16-0 start has been more on the consistency and defence of Golden State as a team. Against the hapless Lakers, they showed it again early on outscoring Los Angeles, 30-11 after the first quarter and cruised to the easy win.

Draymond Green had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists while Klay Thompson struggled from the field to score 11 points. But it didn’t matter against the outmatched Lakers, who only got 4 points from Kobe Bryant as the veteran guard missed 13-of-14 shots from the field.

Australian centre Andrew Bogut had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocked shots in 21 minutes. 

"It's a special accomplishment any time you can do something that hasn't been done before,” Curry stated to ESPN.

While the Warriors remained perfect, the Lakers also stayed true-to-form from last season, as a team on the way to another lottery pick. Los Angeles dropped to a 2-12 win-loss record, the second worst mark in the entire league.

The Warriors aim to re-establish the best start in NBA history with games against the Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz in their next three games.

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