Warriors hope to break season-opening record with 16 wins

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Warriors' winning streak extends to 15 games, matching the record for the best start to an NBA season.

The Dubs have a chance to break that record with a victory at home Tuesday night. "History in the making, absolutely," fan Patricia Watson said.

The undefeated Warriors buried the Denver Nuggets at altitude and with Stephen Curry sitting out the fourth quarter. The final score was 118 to 105.

"It's a huge accomplishment, obviously, coming off a championship, taking care of business. 15 straight times at the start of the season, couldn't have asked for a better start, obviously," Curry said.

Interim Head Coach Luke Walton credits the team's love of the game. "They play the right way. They're unselfish, they have fun, you can see the joy that they have when they play basketball, so for teams like that to have success is great" he said.

Tuesday's tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Oracle Arena. If they win, and fans feel confident they will, the Warriors will set a new record for the best start to the season.

"I've been a diehard fan for 20 years and I know they're going to do it," one fan said.

"I love what they're doing right now, I love it. It's fun," fan Stephen Karlisch said.

Sixteen is not the longest winning streak in professional basketball. That record is 33 and belongs to the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers. Incidentally, that's the same team the Warriors face Tuesday.

With the Dubs playing the way they are, fans say breaking even that streak is possible.

"They're unbeatable right now. Their confidence level is amazing, their depth is incredible. It's beyond normal in sports, I haven't seen it before," Karlisch said.

If you're looking for a last-minute ticket to watch the game in person, prepare to pay a lot. Resale vendors have tickets starting around $260 and courtside will cost several thousand.

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