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Game preview: Golden State Warriors host the Memphis Grizzlies with a chance for 73 wins

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How do you close out the season? How about a chance to beat the Chicago Bulls 95-96 record of 72 wins?

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Matchup
Memphis Logo v4
Golden State Warriors
72-9 (38-2 HOME)
vs
Memphis Grizzlies
42-39 (16-23 ROAD)
Details
April 13, 2016
Oracle Arena — Oakland, CA
7:30 p.m. PST

TV: ESPN (national), CSN Bay Area (local)

Radio: KNBR 1060 AM, KGO 810

Blog Buddy: Grizzly Bear Blues
Projected Starters
Stephen Curry G Jordan Farmar
Klay Thompson G Vince Carter
Harrison Barnes F Matt Barnes
Draymond Green F Zach Randolph
Andrew Bogut C Chris Anderson
Key Injuries
Kevon Looney (hip) - Out
Jordan Adams (knee) - Out indefinitely
Tony Allen (hamstring) - Questionable
Mike Conley (Achilles) - Out for the season
Marc Gasol (foot) - Out
Brandan Wright (knee) - Out for season

This is the final game of the regular season for our Dubs and it doesn’t get any bigger than this with the Grizzlies in town. For the glory, the record, for our fans… It’s ours for the taking and let’s not forget that trophy waiting at the finish line!

Team Overviews

Going for the record tonight!

Going for the record tonight!

For the Warriors, records were broken Sunday Night in San Antonio, here's what went down :

- They ended the Spurs 39 game undefeated home streak.

- Their first regular season win in San Antonio for the first time, since February 14th, 1997.

- They set a new record for most road wins in a season.

- They set another record for not losing back to back games all season.

The team's ultimate goal this season has always been to bring another championship to the Bay Area. Who can ignore and not appreciate whats about to go down tonight? Golden State has a chance to do something that only comes once in a lifetime in the NBA and they're just one win away from making history.

The Grizzlies.

Hard to believe it was just a few days ago the Warriors escaped with a 100-99 win in Memphis Saturday, night? Well, to close out the season Memphis is in town and I'd like to think of them as party poopers attempting to pull off a huge upset tonight at Warriors Ground. With all the hype surrounding Golden State's opportunity to make history, the Grizzlies shouldn't be taken lightly — I'm just saying, anything can happen!

Memphis is coming off a tough loss to the LA Clippers last night. With the season coming to an end, you never know what to expect from these guys. I am not looking forward to a repeat performance from Saturday which these guys kept things a little too close. So as long as Golden State can consistently put points on the board, we shouldn't have a problem...that is unless we end up playing sloppy.

Key to the game: Win it for all the marbles.

Play with the intentions of winning it all to end the season. There's plenty of work to be done after tonight's game but we've made it this far and have the fire power to finish it with a victory. No sloppy ball handling, just play it smart and control the tempo of the game. You got this!

Highlight Predictions:

- Stephen Curry had a 37 point night against the Spurs Sunday night and is a clear candidate for a second MVP nod this season. What he does tonight to lead his team to victory will show his true leadership. Get ready to fill those stat sheets, Curry is going to have an amazing game to close out the season.

- Draymond Green's unselfish plays and the chemistry he's developed with the rest of the team has benefited our ball movement. He makes things happen on the court. With the prediction of a win tonight, heck let's predict another triple double for Mr. Green! (currently with 13 triple-D's!)

- Steve Kerr. Not bad for a second year coach who's surrounded by an incredible team and coaching staff. He's making it go our way and the record speaks for itself. Let's do him proud and give this man a win for the record books!

- Our Squad. Our 72 wins wouldn't be possible without these guys on the court. Let's close it out in a big way minus any close calls or cliff hangers. Together, lets grind out that W!

- The Roaracle. With only 1 loss at home this season, let's give the fans something even more to cheer about! After this, the real challenge begins: 16 wins to another championship!

Win Prediction: 73 wins is ours. Let's just get it done Warriors! 109-98 is your final score. What a season and there's still more to come!

ICYMI: (Posts from GSoM)

Warriors Chasing History: The quest for 73

Famous 72: Blood, sweat, Golden State Warriors, and steaks

Graphical representations of the Golden State Warriors' growth

Stephen Curry needs eight threes to reach 400

Recap: Warriors beat San Antonio, 92-86: Golden State's 72nd win is biggest one, yet