Warriors Make NBA History as First Team to Start Season 16-0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
With their coach sidelined, the Warriors surpassed the 15-0 starts by the Washington Capitols of 1948-49 and 1993-94 Houston Rockets.
Confetti streamed down when the final buzzer sounded and Golden State's players barely celebrated.
Kobe Bryant shot 1 of 14 for just four points in one of the worst shooting performances of his career. The Lakers dropped to 2-12 with the second-worst record in the NBA.