The Golden State Warriors earned their 60th win of the 2015-16 campaign Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans, becoming the first team in NBA history to reach the 60-victory plateau in its 66th game of a season, per Sportsnet Stats.
The previous record of 67 games was held by none other than the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, the team the Warriors are chasing for the NBA record for most wins in a single season.
That Bulls team, of course, finished its campaign with a 72-10 record, eventually winning a third consecutive NBA title behind a 15-3 record in the playoffs.
The Warriors need to win 13 of their final 16 contests to set a new league record with 73 wins, but it could be a rather difficult task, as the team still has three games remaining against the San Antonio Spurs (57-10), with two of those games coming on the road in San Antonio.
The rest of Golden State's schedule doesn't look too intimidating, though contests against the Los Angeles Clippers (March 23), Utah Jazz (March 30) and Boston Celtics (April 1) could be somewhat challenging.
Of course, we've already seen that there's no such thing as a gimme, as the Warriors recently suffered a shocking 112-95 blowout loss at the hands of the woeful Los Angeles Lakers, owners of a 14-54 record.