Steve Kerr and the Warriors etched their names into franchise history Saturday night in Chicago.
And they could not have done it without a spectacular effort from Draymond Green, whose grit and relentless production powered the Warriors to a 112-102 victory over Bulls at United Center.
The win was the franchise-record 12th in a row for the Warriors, deleting from history the 11-game win streak of the 1971-72 club coached by Al Attles that featured the likes of Nate Thurmond, Jeff Mullins, Cazzie Russell and, yes, Jim Barnett.
The Warriors raised their NBA-best record to 17-2, the best start in team history. Prevailing in a game with 15 lead changes, they improved to 10-1 on the road.
Green finished with a game- and career-high 31 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers. And, by the way, he added seven rebounds, four steals, three blocked shots and three assists.
Four other Warriors scored in double figures, led by Klay Thompson with 24 points, followed by Stephen Curry's 19 and 11 each from Harrison Barnes and Marreese Speights.
The Warriors were outrebounded 50-40 but offset that by forcing 23 Chicago turnovers, off which they scored 27 points. The Warriors finished with 14 steals.
Chicago (12-8) was led by center Pau Gasol, who finished with 22 points and a game-high 20 rebounds.
STANDOUT PERFORMER: Green single-handedly gave the Warriors a nice early cushion. It didn't always last, but his 3-point shooting and energetic defense never let Bulls create any real distance.
Green made 11-of-20 shots, including 7-of-13 from beyond the arc. He played a team-high 41 minutes.
TURNING POINT: Clinging to an 87-85 lead with 8:38 left to play, the Warriors reeled off a 16-5 run to go up 103-90 with 3:11 left.
Green scored eight points during the flurry, which was no less fueled the Warriors tightening up their defensive pressure.
INJURY UPDATE: F David Lee (strained left hamstring) remains out indefinitely.
WHAT'S NEXT: The Warriors next head to Minneapolis, where on Monday night they face the Timberwolves at the Target Center.