Golden State ties franchise record for most consecutive road wins
The new year has been good for the Warriors whose only loss this month has been a 125-106 loss at home to the L.A. Clippers on January 10. On the road, however, they have been unstoppable.
Golden State has not lost on the road since losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-91 on November 22, almost two months ago.
Warriors matched the longest road win streak in team history with their 14th straight win.
They also matched the third-longest single-season road win streak in NBA history pic.twitter.com/5oBlAM5ehl
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 18, 2018
Not only are the 2017-18 Warriors gunning for their 15th straight road win, they are also looking to break the record for most consecutive road wins in NBA history.
The distinction belongs to the 1971-72 L.A. Lakers who won 16 straight road games while going on a 33-game winning streak. That Lakers team owned the league’s best record of 69-13 at the end of the season and went on to win the NBA championship.
The Warriors, however, will have a tough task ahead of them as they face the Houston Rockets next on the 20th. A win would tie them with the 1994-95 Utah Jazz for second all time. Coincidentally, the Dubs head to Utah on January 30 as they hope to tie the Lakers’ record.
If Golden State keeps winning, the record-breaking milestone of 17 consecutive road wins could happen on February 2 when they take on the Sacramento Kings. The Warriors are 7-1 in their last eight games in Sacramento.