Andrew Bogut and the Golden State Warriors are confident of making history as they look to eclipse the NBA record of 72 regular-season wins.
The Chicago Bulls hold the record, which they set in 1995-96, but defending champions the Warriors (62-6) are within 10 wins of matching the feat after defeating the Dallas Mavericks 130-112 on Friday.
Golden State’s quest to eclipse the Bulls has dominated headlines and while they have not discussed it internally as they look to manage their roster in a bid for back-to-back titles, Bogut admitted it is hard to avoid the historical chatter.
“We’ll know a lot more about our chances after this weekend!” Bogut wrote in his column for NBA Australia.
“It won’t surprise anyone to learn that we haven’t discussed it internally because it’s a tricky one.
“We have some injuries right now with Andre [Iguodala] out, and there might be a point in the season where we need to rest guys.
“It’s a tough balancing act, because we’re always going to take the long-term view with a championship on the line.
“There’s every chance that things get fairly strategic during the last few games of the season. Not only that, we play the Spurs twice in the last four games.
“We’re hoping that things are pretty much sorted by then, and those games won’t carry the same importance.
“We have every confidence that we can get it, but there’s still a little way to go.”