Stephen Curry torched the Hawks to the tune of 36 points Monday night in Atlanta, and the Golden State Warriors reached fifty wins faster than any team in NBA history.
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) February 23, 2016
Mother Sucker! 😂😂 https://t.co/G8n0JMtYuv
— Chris Martin Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) February 23, 2016
Klay Thompson chipped in 27 points for the defending champs.
Per the AP:
The Warriors eclipsed the mark set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who needed one more game to win their 50th. Of course, that’s the team Golden State is chasing, moving another step closer to the record 72-10 mark put up by Michael Jordan & Co. at the height of their six-titles-in-eight-years dynasty.
“Fifty wins is great,” Curry said, “but we’ve got to keep plugging away and staying hungry, because nobody wants to talk about that in June.”
Perhaps the best sequence came when Curry swished a towering 3-pointer from the corner, the ball seeming to disappear into the rafters of Philips Arena at the height of its arc. Then, after posing briefly in front of the Golden State bench, he hustled back to the other end to draw an offensive foul on (Jeff) Teague, who looked befuddled by what he was seeing. […] At the end of the half, with the clock running down and Teague right in his face, Curry somehow found just enough space to knock down another amazing jumper from the corner, though this one with his foot on the stripe. Someone on the Golden State bench threw a white towel high in the air — partly to celebrate, partly in disbelief.