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Warriors beat Nuggets to tie NBA record for best start to a season

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The Warriors became the third team to enter a season 15-0 with their 118-105 win over the Denver Nuggets.

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The Golden State Warriors tied the record for most consecutive wins to begin a season by beating the Denver Nuggets 118-105 win at the Pepsi Center.

With the win, the Warriors became just the third team in NBA history to go 15-0 and the first since Hakeem Olajuwon's 1993-94 Houston Rockets did it. The Warriors are now in position to become the first team in NBA history to open a season with 16 consecutive wins when they face the L.A. Lakers on Tuesday.

SEASON

TEAM

RECORD

2015-16

Golden State Warriors

15-0

1948-49

Washington Capitols

15-0

1993-94

Houston Rockets

15-0

1957-58

Boston Celtics

14-0

2002-03

Dallas Mavericks

14-0

1982-83

Seattle SuperSonics

12-0

1996-97

Chicago Bulls

12-0

1964-65

Boston Celtics

11-0

1990-91

Portland Trail Blazers

11-0

1997-98

Atlanta Hawks

11-0

1997-98

Los Angeles Lakers

11-0

All-time best starts in NBA history (data retrieved from NBA.com).

The win is also the Warriors' 19th-straight regular season win, which puts them in a tie for sixth on the NBA's list of most consecutive regular season wins — the record is 33, held by Jerry West's 1972-73 L.A. Lakers.

And looking at the Warriors' upcoming schedule, the Lakers' record that has stood for more than 40 years could be within reach.

Given the mental and physical wear and tear that comes from maintaining even a 15-game streak, you'd almost have to put an asterisk next to the Warriors consecutive wins streak — they had a summer off, added a couple of new players, and had time to "reset" that the 72-73 Lakers didn't.

But the fact remains that this is an extremely impressive team nonetheless. Rather than dwell over what counts on what list, we really need to just enjoy this — we should know as well as any fans that these moments don't come along often.

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For more on the game, check out our halftime update — stay tuned to Golden State of Mind for more reactions shortly.