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The chase for 73 wins

A game-by-game look at how the Warriors are keeping up with the record-setting Chicago Bulls of 1995-96

POSTED: Apr 15, 2016 9:34 AM ET

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The legendary '96 Bulls finished with a record-setting 72-10. Can this season's Warriors' team break the all-time wins record?

In the 1995-96 season, the Chicago Bulls accomplished what no team had done before or since -- winning 70 games and finishing the season with a history-making 72-10 record.

Winning 18 games in a row in one stretch, the Bulls also led the league in scoring at 105.2 ppg, were third in defense at 92.9 ppg for a spectacular +12.2 point differential. They lost only two home games all season, and they won more road games, 33, than any team in NBA history.

Seasons Forever Intertwined

The greatness of the '95-96 Bulls and the '15-16 Warriors is reflected in this one-of-a-kind video.

In the playoffs they lost just one game en route to the NBA Finals, sweeping Miami, beating New York in five and sweeping Orlando. In the NBA Finals they raced to a 3-0 lead over the Seattle SuperSonics, dropped a pair of games in Seattle and then used their stifling defense to close out the series with an 87-75 win in Game 6.

This season, the Golden State Warriors started with a 24-0 run (part of a 28-game win streak stretching back to 2014-15) before falling in Milwaukee on the road. Still, that loss could not derail them as they compiled the best single-season mark in NBA history. See how these 2015-16 Warriors compared record-wise to those Bulls of '95-96 at each point in each team's respective season.

2015-16 Warriors vs. 1995-96 Bulls

Comparing the seasons
How the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors' record matches up game-by-game with the 72-win Chicago Bulls of 1995-96.
Warriors result Record Game Number Bulls result Record
111-95 W vs. Pelicans 1-0 1 105-91 W vs. Hornets 1-0
112-92 W vs. Rockets 2-0 2 107-85 W vs. Celtics 2-0
134-120 W @ Pelicans 3-0 3 117-108 W vs. Raptors 3-0
119-69 W vs. Grizzlies 4-0 4 106-88 W @ Cavs 4-0
112-108 W vs. Clippers 5-0 5 110-106 W vs. Blazers 5-0
119-104 W vs. Nuggets 6-0 6 94-88 L @ Magic 5-1
103-94 W @ Kings 7-0 7 113-94 W vs. Cavs 6-1
109-95 W vs. Pistons 8-0 8 109-94 W vs. Nets 7-1
100-84 W @ Grizzlies 9-0 9 108-102 W @ Mavericks (OT) 8-1
129-116 W @ Timberwolves 10-0 10 103-94 W @ Spurs 9-1
107-99 W vs. Nets (OT) 11-0 11 90-85 W @ Jazz 10-1
115-110 W vs. Raptors 12-0 12 97-92 L @ Sonics 10-2
124-117 W @ Clippers 13-0 13 107-104 W @ Blazers 11-2
106-94 W vs. Bulls 14-0 14 94-88 W @ Grizzlies 12-2
118-105 W @ Nuggets 15-0 15 104-98 W @ Clippers 13-2
111-77 W vs. Lakers 16-0 16 101-94 W vs. Knicks 14-2
135-116 W @ Suns 17-0 17 106-87 W vs. Spurs 15-2
120-101 W vs. Kings 18-0 18 118-106 W @ Bucks 16-2
106-103 W @ Jazz 19-0 19 112-103 W vs. Magic 17-2
116-99 W @ Hornets 20-0 20 127-108 W @ Hawks 18-2
112-109 W @ Raptors 21-0 21 108-88 W vs. Lakers 19-2
114-98 W @ Nets 22-0 22 123-114 W @ Celtics 20-2
131-123 W @ Pacers 23-0 23 114-101 W vs. Mavericks 21-2
124-119 W @ Celtics (2 OT) 24-0 24 113-104 W vs. Raptors 22-2
108-95 L @ Bucks 24-1 25 100-86 W vs. Jazz 23-2
128-103 W vs. Suns 25-1 26 103-97 L @ Pacers 23-3
121-112 W vs.Bucks 26-1 27 120-93 W vs. Pacers 24-3
103-85 W vs. Jazz 27-1 28 95-93 W vs. Hawks 25-3
89-83 W vs. Cavs 28-1 29 100-86 W vs. Rockets 26-3
122-103 W vs. Kings 29-1 30 117-93 W @ Hornets 27-3
114-91 L @ Mavericks 29-2 31 113-84 W vs. Bucks 28-3
114-110 W @ Rockets 30-2 32 113-87 W vs. Sonics 29-3
111-108 W vs. Nuggets (OT) 31-2 33 120-93 W @ Sixers 30-3
111-101 W vs. Hornets 32-2 34 116-109 W @ Bullets 31-3
109-88 W @ Lakers 33-2 35 116-104 W vs. Sixers 32-3
128-108 W @ Blazers 34-2 36 92-89 W @ Raptors 33-3
128-116 W @ Kings 35-2 37 111-96 W @ Pistons 34-3
111-103 W vs. Heat 36-2 38 99-79 W @ Knicks 35-3
112-110 L @ Nuggets 36-3 39 104-84 W vs. Grizzlies 36-3
116-98 W vs. Lakers 37-3 40 102-80 W vs. Heat 37-3
113-95 L @ Pistons 37-4 41 93-82 W vs. Suns 38-3
132-98 W @ Cavaliers 38-4 42 98-87 W @ Rockets 39-3
125-94 W @ Bulls 39-4 43 105-85 W @ Kings 40-3
122-110 W vs. Pacers 40-4 44 99-84 W @ Lakers 41-3
120-90 W vs. Spurs 41-4 45 105-99 L @ Nuggets 41-4
127-107 W vs. Mavericks 42-4 46 106-96 L @ Suns 41-5
108-105 W @ Sixers 43-4 47 99-95 W @ Warriors 42-5
116-95 W @ Knicks 44-4 48 111-98 W vs. Bullets 43-5
134-121 W @ Wizards 45-4 49 112-109 W @ Pistons (OT) 44-5
116-108 W vs. Thunder 46-4 50 103-100 W @ Timberwolves 45-5
123-110 W vs. Rockets 47-4 51 110-102 W @ Pacers 46-5
112-104 W @ Suns 48-4 52 106-72 W vs. Cavs 47-5
137-105 L @ Blazers 48-5 53 96-91 W @ Hawks 48-5
115-112 W @ Clippers 49-5 54 113-104 L @ Heat 48-6
102-92 W @ Hawks 50-5 55 111-91 W vs. Magic 49-6
118-112 W @ Heat 51-5 56 120-99 W vs. Timberwolves 50-6
130-114 W @ Magic 52-5 57 110-87 W vs. Warriors 51-6
121-118 W @ Thunder (OT) 53-5 58 107-75 W vs. Celtics 52-6
109-105 W vs. Hawks (OT) 54-5 59 115-106 W vs. Bucks 53-6
121-106 W. vs. Thunder 55-5 60 102-81 W vs. Pistons 54-6
112-95 L @ Lakers 55-6 61 104-72 L @ Knicks 54-7
119-113 W vs. Magic 56-6 62 103-86 W vs. Bullets 55-7
115-94 W vs. Jazz 57-6 63 108-87 W vs. Nuggets 56-7
128-112 W vs. Blazers 58-6 64 97-93 W @ Nets 57-7
123-116 W vs. Suns 59-6 65 98-94 W @ Sixers 58-7
125-107 W vs. Pelicans 60-6 66 89-67 W vs. Kings 59-7
121-85 W vs. Knicks 61-6 67 107-86 W vs. Knicks 60-7
130-112 W @ Mavericks 62-6 68 109-108 L @ Raptors 60-8
87-79 L @ Spurs 62-7 69 111-80 W vs. Hawks 61-8
109-104 W @ Timberwolves 63-7 70 106-85 W vs. Clippers 62-8
114-98 W vs. Clippers 64-7 71 110-92 W @ Heat 63-8
128-120 W vs. Mavericks 65-7 72 100-92 W vs. Heat 64-8
117-105 W vs. Sixers 66-7 73 126-92 W @ Hornets 65-8
102-94 W vs. Wizards 67-7 74 90-86 W @ Magic 66-8
103-96 W @ Jazz (OT) 68-7 75 98-97 L vs. Hornets 66-9
109-106 L vs. Celtics 68-8 76 113-100 W @ Nets 67-9
136-111 W vs. Blazers 69-8 77 112-82 W vs. Sixers 68-9
124-117 L vs. Timberwolves (OT) 69-9 78 98-72 W @ Cavs 69-9
112-101 W vs. Spurs 70-9 79 86-80 W @ Bucks 70-9
100-99 W @ Grizzlies 71-9 80 110-79 W vs. Pistons 71-9
92-86 W @ Spurs 72-9 81 100-99 L vs. Pacers 71-10
125-104 W vs. Grizzlies 73-9 82 103-93 W vs. Bullets 72-10