Bad Day For The St. Louis Maroons: They’re Out Of The Record Book As Warriors Go To 21-0
The record for most consecutive wins to start a season in North American pro sports now belongs to the Golden State Warriors ... sorry, St. Louis Maroons fans. Stephen Curry has 44 points -- his sixth punto cuarenta of the season, and Klay Thompson had 26 to lead Golden State to a 112-109 win in Toronto, pushing the Warriors' record to 21-0.
Ain't that a relief, because how would you like to spend all of eternity tied in the record book with the St. Louis Maroons?
That's the baseball team from the old Union Association that started their season 20-0 in 1884, a record which then stood until tonight. (The Union Association folded after one season, and the Maroons moved to the National League).
— SuperMisfit G.ℬuqs (@BaqsDatruth) December 6, 2015
Golden State scored its final six points tonight on free throws, Curry going 4x4 and Thompson 2x2. The Raptors also had two turnovers in the final 40 seconds. Kyle Lowry had 41 points, the first 40-point game of his career.
Neat to be in Providence as 1884 St. Louis Maroons are coming up in conversation. Same year Old Hoss Radbourn won 59 for Providence Grays.
— Tim Heiman (@TimHeiman) December 3, 2015
The 1884 St. Louis Maroons had some incredible names. Shoutout to Buttercup Dickerson and Milt Whitehead. pic.twitter.com/cfDoYS9ecv
— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) December 2, 2015
And don't forget Fred "Sure Shot" Dunlap, who hit .412.
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