The Golden State Warriors set the regular season record for wins by finishing 73-9 last year, and are a league-best 45-8 to this point of the season.
That's not a lot of losing, especially compared to everyone else. We decided to take a look back at all of these losses to see if there were any common threads, and this Golden State team has been so good that -- for the most part -- when they lose, they do it to themselves.
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Dec. 12, 2015 - at Milwaukee, 108-95
The Warriors began the 2015-16 season by winning their first 24 games, and their first loss of the campaign was hardly their fault.
The schedule-makers had Golden State in Milawaukee to end a seven-game road trip, after being extended to double-overtime in Boston just the night before.
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Dec. 30, 2015 - at Dallas, 114-91
Stephen Curry sat this one out with a bruised lower left leg injury, and Dallas rolled by 23 points.
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Jan. 13, 2016 - at Denver, 112-110
Draymond Green sat this one out due to a scheduled day of rest, and the Warriors were still in it to the very end despite his absence -- but ultimately suffered the two-point loss.
Jan. 16, 2016 - at Detroit, 113-95
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 62 points, but Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes were 3-of-18 from the field and the Warriors didn't match the energy of a Pistons team that, at least for one night, was firing on all cylinders.
Feb. 19, 2016 - at Portland, 137-105
The first game after the All-Star break can be tough for teams with multiple players attending the festivities, and Damian Lillard dropping 51 points didn't make things any easier. The Warriors were never in this one, and lost by 32 points.
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March 6, 2016 - at Lakers, 112-95
This was one of the biggest regular season upsets in NBA history. Curry shot 1-10 from 3, Klay was 0-8 from beyond the arc, and an L.A. team led in scoring by Jordan Clarkson stunned the defending champs. With the victory, the Lakers improved to just 13-51 on the season.
March 19, 2016 - at San Antonio, 87-79
Everyone seems to forget that the Spurs won 67 games lastseason, and they got the Warriors at home on the second night of a back-to-back in this one. The Warriors as a team shot just 9-of-36 from 3-point distance.
April 1, 2016 - vs. Boston, 109-106
This was the Warriors' first home loss of the season, and it snapped a home winning streak that had reached 54 games. There were no excuses or extenuating circumstances for Golden State in this one -- Boston went toe-to-toe with the Warriors and came away with the win.
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April 5, 2016 - vs. Minnesota, 124-117 (OT)
24 turnovers and an off shooting night (7-25) for Curry — along with the pressure of trying to get to 73 — doomed the Warriors in this overtime loss.
Oct. 25, 2016 - vs. San Antonio, 129-100
On opening night of the 2016-17 season and in the Warriors' first game with Kevin Durant, Golden State simply wasn't ready for the efficiency and precision that the Spurs are able to bring. San Antonio left no doubt in this one, and crushed the Warriors by 29 points.
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Nov. 4, 2016 - at Lakers, 117-97
Curry went 0-10 from three-point distance, Klay went 2-10 and Luke Walton got a huge win over his former team in his 6th game as Lakers head coach.
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Dec. 1, 2016 - vs. Houston, 132-127 (2OT)
James Harden finished with a triple-double line of 29 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists. Despite the fact that Curry went 9-22 and Klay shot just 4-20, this one needed two overtimes to be decided.
Dec. 10, 2016 - at Memphis, 110-89
"We couldn't have played much worse," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said afterward.Curry and Klay were each 4-14 from the field, and combined to shoot just 3-14 from three-point distance.
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Dec. 25, 2016 - at Cleveland, 109-108
Christmas Day must have felt like an evening in June for the Warriors. They blew a big lead over the Cavaliers (again), and Kyrie Irving (again) hit the dagger to hand Golden State the loss.
Jan. 6, 2017 - vs. Memphis, 128-119 (OT)
The Grizzlies had the Warriors number to this point of the season, overcoming 40 from Curry to get an overtime win at Oracle arena. Golden State finally broke through with its first win of the year over the Grizzlies in Memphis on Saturday.
Jan. 23, 2017 - at Miami, 105-102
Golden State was on the second night of a back-to-back, the Warriors shot 8-30 from three and Dion Waiters hit the game-winner. A perfect storm.
Feb. 4, 2017 - at Sacramento, 109-106 (OT)
Steve Kerr gets tossed (and was later fined), and the Warriors melted down with the officials in a game that shouldn’t have been this close in the first place.
The Warriors have won two straight since, and are now a league-best 45-8 on the season.