Golden State Warriors set NBA record for most wins to begin a season

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The Golden State Warriors are now 16-0 after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 on Tuesday night, setting a new NBA record for most consecutive wins to begin a season. The defending NBA champions have begun the season in historic fashion, but in a familiar way.

Dating back to last season, the Warriors have won 20 consecutive regular season games, the most since the Los Angeles Lakers won 32 in a row in 1971-72, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Golden State has also won 27 consecutive home games and is 48-2 in its last 50 games at Oracle Arena.

The most wins in a single NBA season is 72, set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. The Warriors are off until Friday when they travel to Phoenix to face the Suns looking for win No. 17.

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