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Home - Can the Golden State Warriors defend their NBA title?

  Can the Golden State Warriors defend their NBA title?

The Golden State Warriors are on the cusp of breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' all-time regular season record but the NBA Championship crown remains the ultimate prize. While the defending champions are intent on surpassing the twenty-year record, the NBA title is their number one priority.

Stephen Curry has been simply sublime throughout the campaign and looks an absolute shoo-in to win the regular season MVP award for the second year in a row. But they're much more than a one-man team. The Warriors are one of the most complete sides in the NBA and their team spirit and work ethic is a key reason for their success.

At the end of March, the Warriors set a new franchise record for most wins in the regular season as they earned a sensational 103-96 OT victory against Utah Jazz. On that occasion, Curry bounced back from a couple of disappointing performances to score 31 points and lead his side to a crucial win - especially in the hunt to break Chicago's record.

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Because of their exploits throughout the regular season, it's becoming increasingly difficult to find good value on the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title this season.

If Curry and co perform at their very best, it's hard to imagine the Warriors falling short as they bid to defend the crown, especially with the likes of Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston in fine form. Golden State have match-winners all over the court and they will take some beating if they emulate their regular season form in the playoffs - particularly at home.

Incredibly, the Warriors have won all 36 of their home fixtures so far this season - an amazing achievement. If they continue in the same vein throughout the playoffs, it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Golden State with their hands back on the NBA title. The Oracle Arena is now one of the most hostile environments for visiting teams and the atmosphere will be cranked up a notch in the playoffs.

With Curry back in form, Golden State will be quietly confident of defending the NBA title this year. On paper, they have the best roster and in reality, they are the most complete side. And by the time the playoffs arrive, the Warriors could be the new regular season record holders with at least 73 wins - a tally that would eclipse Chicago's 72-10 campaign.

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