In this season of milestones and record-book revisions, the Warriors are on the verge of a mark that will make them the best regular-season team in franchise history.
A win over the Bucks on Saturday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee would be the Warriors' 60th of the season, surpassing the 59-win mark first set by the 1975-76 team and tied by the current team in Friday night's win at Memphis.
The Warriors (59-13), who plan to rest forwards Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, will try to extend their win streak to nine against the final Eastern Conference opponent on their regular-season schedule.
The Bucks (36-36) are headed to the playoffs under coach Jason Kidd despite the loss of center Larry Sanders (bought out after an indefinite absence for personal reasons) and a season-ending knee injury sustained by forward Jabari Parker, who was the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year.
Warriors by 4.5.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH:
Stephen Curry vs. Michael Carter-Williams: Curry has been on a roll this week, and if he stays hot there is nothing Carter-Williams, even at 6-foot-7, can do to slow him. MCW has been wildly inconsistent, with the exception of turnovers. They keep coming, 20 in the past five games.
Harrison Barnes vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo: Gifted enough to be dangerous but young enough to trip over his talent, the 20-year-old Greek Freek is merely a hint of what he will be. But he's playing well, having scored at least 15 points in his last seven games. This is another opportunity to for Barnes to shine.
David Lee vs. Ersan Ilyasova. With six double-doubles and an average of 15.7 points and 7.3 rebounds over his last 17 games, the 6-10 Turk may be fulfilling his vast promise as a power forward. Lee, who will start for Green, will have primary responsibility, but there is a possibility that Barnes also will get a crack at Ilyasova.
KEYS TO VICTORY:
1-Hands up. Play and passing lanes and anticipate smartly, and the Warriors will get steals go the other way. The Bucks often hurt themselves with turnovers.
2-Attack the rack. With Sanders no longer around the patrol and paint, the rim is never too far away. Just keep an eye out for Antetokoumpo.
3-Eye on the prize. The record/milestone awaits the Warriors, who control their destiny. One more win, just one, and they've achieved the last of their regular-season goals.
Warriors 9-1, Bucks 3-7.
Warriors: No injuries listed. Green (rest) and Iguodala (rest) are scheduled to take the night off.
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Bucks: F Jabari Parker (left knee surgery) and F Damien Inglis (right ankle surgery) are listed as out.
After sweeping the Bucks last season and winning the first meeting this season (102-93 on March 4 at Oracle Arena), the Warriors are seeking their first back-to-back season series sweep. The Warriors prior to last season had lost 17 of 25 meetings with Milwaukee.