Warriors join rarefied company with unique NBA playoff stats

The Warriors dynasty has joined another exclusive group in the NBA record books.

With its overall victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Chase Center on Friday, Golden State became only the seventh team in NBA history with 21 or more playoff wins. over a span of 10 seasons, per ESPN Stats and Insights.

The Warriors joined the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s, the San Antonio Spurs of the 2000s and the Los Angeles Lakers (2000s and 1980s) and Boston Celtics (1960s and 1980s) on the illustrious list. Not a bad company.

The Warriors have lost just four playoff series since the 2012-13 NBA season, including two in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and the Toronto Raptors in 2019. Their 21 playoff wins in the over the same span gives the Warriors a .840 Series winning percentage in the playoffs over the past 10 seasons.

Golden State has also lifted the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy three times in the past 10 years and has established itself as an NBA powerhouse thanks to a veteran core of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

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Now, with young stars like Jordan Poole, Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga making their own impact on an already legendary franchise, the Warriors will look to earn 22 playoff wins in the Western Conference Finals.

And hopefully the team will walk away with their fourth NBA title in the past 10 years when all is said and done.

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Barbara M. Stokes