Golden State Warriors Will Make History with Wednesday Win over Nets

Christopher Walder@@WalderSportsContributor IIJanuary 8, 2014

Jan 3, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward David Lee (10) reacts to a foul call against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Warriors defeated the Hawks 101-100. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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With a victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 8 at the Barclays Center, the Golden State Warriors (24-13) would accomplish a feat that no other team in league history has been able to do.

Over their last six outings, the Warriors have been the Road Warriors of the NBA, knocking off opponents left and right, away from their home court, having not lost a single game during that span.

After defeating the lowly Milwaukee Bucks 101-80 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center Tuesday night, the Warriors can become the first team ever to go undefeated on a road trip of seven games or longer, if they can emerge victorious against Joe Johnson and the Nets. 

Also, according to the Golden State Warriors' broadcast team, it would be their 11th-straight victory, which would tie a franchise record.

Golden State hasn't lost a game since Dec. 19 when they fell 104-102 to the San Antonio Spurs.

It hasn't been easy for the Warriors. They barely held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-104 on Dec. 29 and the Atlanta Hawks 101-100 on Jan. 3. The Warriors also had to waltz into the AmericanAirlines Arena and beat the defending NBA champion Miami Heat on Jan. 2 as well.

The Nets currently own a record of 13-21, which ranks them ninth in the horrid Eastern Conference. They've won three straight games, including a 91-86 victory over the Hawks on Jan. 6, so they will be entering this (possibly) historic matchup with quite a bit of momentum. 

The last time these two teams met was on Dec. 7, 2012, with Golden State winning 109-102. David Lee, who was recently named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week, had a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds in that game.

Can he pull off a similar performance on Wednesday with a place in NBA history on the line for Golden State?


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