After winning an NBA title, the Golden State Warriors are off to the best start to a regular season by any team in NBA history. With a win last Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors broke the record set by the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and and 1993-94 Houston Rockets with their 16th straight win. After wins over the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings, the Warriors have extended their streak to 18 straight wins to start the season.
The next quest for the Warriors would be the 33-game win streak record set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Should the Warriors approach that total, the team would have a chance to both tie and break the record at home. Golden State’s 33rd game of the season comes Saturday, January 2 against the Denver Nuggets at Oracle Arena. Two nights later, the Warriors host the Charlotte Hornets for what would be their 34th game of the season and possible 34th straight win.
Ticket demand on the secondary market for the Warriors has been sky high since the season started and has only grown over the past few weeks. Typically prices drop for games in the days and hours before tip-off, but that has not been the case for Golden State this season. In fact, through the end of January, which includes the next 12 home games, only one has decreased in average price over the past week -- a game against the San Antonio Spurs at the end of January, which is down just 1%.
Over on Forbes, we took a look at how the Warriors may be benefitting financially from this type of streak more than they might have in the past, thanks to taking a little more control over their secondary market inventory.