Warriors and Spurs set to break old Celtics record tonight
It's the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Championship team, and this year that legendary team is getting some extra love. But tonight the Spurs and Warriors will both put a momentary spotlight on that team's predecessor, the oft overlooked juggernaut that was the 1984-1985 Celtics. Because tonight, a long-standing record set by the 84-85 Celtics is going up in flames:
Regardless of tonight's outcome, #Warriors will tie NBA record for most games in season w/o back-to-back losses (1984-85 BOS, 2015-16 SA)
To go this deep into a season (74 for the Celtics, 75 for the Spurs and Warriors) without recording back-to-back losses is a testament to the continued, sustained excellence. It's not the first time the Warriors have passed the Celtics in the record books this year while penning their historic season, recording the best start ever and the earliest playoff clinch.
That 84-85 Celtics team finally lost two in a row when Larry Bird and Danny Ainge went on the shelf for a few games. The second loss of the back-to-back came at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, who had Phil's dad Paul Pressey log the most minutes and toss in 18 points. The two teams combined to shoot 3-8 from the three point line and each shot at least 50% from the floor. A different era.