Broken records, lots of em

Published by Axel on 20th April - 01:59 (CET)
Almost two weeks has passed since the 2015-16 regular season ended and even though it's safe to say that the second round of the playoffs will be more entertaining, the first round have already given us a few great games.

But let's recap a bit on the regular season, which was an amazing season in so many ways. A lot of stuff happened (yup) and lots of records were broken. It's a bit much, but have a look at some of them!

The 2015-16 season was the first regular season ever where the league as a whole attempted more total 3-pointers than total free throws.
Golden State Warriors... lets just get it over with and go through most of them to start with.

Warriors did what most of us thought was impossible and broke Chicago Bulls 1994-95 season record of of 72 wins and ended up with a 73 - 9 season record.
Golden State Warriors also broke Houston Rockets 2014-15 record for most three pointers made in a single season.

They ended up with a whopping 1077 total three pointers made.
Even though San Antonio Spurs great season was overshadowed by the Warriors they broke a few records and even got to celebrate their 2000th regular season game.

They are the second fastest team in history to do so after Boston Celtics.
This one wasn't just on Golden State, but they were the team most responsible when the Warriors and Dallas Mavericks broke the record for most combined three pointers in a single game with 39 of them.
Those god damn Golden State Warriors also became the first team ever not have lost any back-to-back games during a full regular season.

LeBron James ended this season with a very good player efficiency rating (PER) of 27.5, which amazingly made it his 11th season with a PER over 25.

Just one other player has managed the same feat, that player is Michael Jordan.
At the age of 30 years and 307 days LeBron James also became the youngest player ever to reach 25,000 total career points.

He reached this goal on November 2, 2015, surpassing Kobe Bryant.
Paul Milsap had a great season and ended up with a total of 265 assists, 534 defensive rebounds, 147 steals and 149 blocks. He is the second player in history to be able to get those numbers in a single season. The other one? Hakeem Olajuwon in 1992-93. If you add 1+ three pointer made to those criterias he becomes the only player ever to have done so.
Only one player in the league was able to average atleast 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists this season. His name is Pau Gasol and he is 35 years old.
He ended up averaging 16.5 PPG, 11 RPG, 4.1 APG and 2 BPG while shooting 46.9% from the field.
Hey, guess what team broke another record?? That's right, the Golden State Warriors did!
With 39 wins on the road the broke the NBA record for most road wins in a single season.

And with that I think we're done with the Warriors for now..
As per expected New York Knicks didn't have a very good season and ended up with a 32 - 50 record, which atleast was good enough for 15 more wins than last season.

What they did do however was beating the Bulls in Chicago for the first time in 6 years.
Russell Westbrook contiuned his domination this season and managed to join the elite company of Michael Jordan and Larry Bird as the only players to gain atleast 6 triple doubles in a single month.
Kristaps Porzingis really proved the New York Knicks fans who booed him on draft night wrong as he had an excellent season and became the only rookie in NBA history to record 1000+ PTS, 500+ REB, 75+ 3PM and 100+ BLK. He actually ended up with 1028 points, 526 rebounds, 81 three pointers made and 134 blocks.
Kevin Durant recorded his 64 straight games with more than 20 points this season.

Only Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant has managed to get longer streaks.
During this season Ryan Anderson managed to become the first non-starter in NBA history to average atleast 17 points, 6 rebounds and 1.1 three pointer made per game.

He ended up averaging 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 three pointers made per game.
Utah Jazz didn't have a very good season, but they did however defeat Los Angeles Lakers with a score of 123 - 75.

This was enough to tie their franchise record for biggest win.
Los Angeles Lakers had a horible season which made every fans eyes bleed, but they did however get defeated by Utah Jazz with a score of 123 - 75.

This was enough to tie their franchise record for biggest loss,
After this season James Harden is tied with Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson for most games with more than 40 points and 10 assists since the 1976-77 season.

They all have five games each with such numbers.
James Harden also broke a record which was not that flattering...

With 374 of them, he managed to break Artis Gilmore's record for most turnover in a single season.
Stephen Curry had a season a season we will never forget, and he has now joined Steve Nash, Steve Kerr and Steve Novak as the first non-steve to become a member of the 50-45-90 club
Of all players this season only Steph Curry managed to score more than 35 points on San Antonio Spurs.

He had 37, twice.
With 402 total three pointers Curry also broke the record for most three pointer in a single season by a pretty wide margin.
That also meant that he broke the record for highest 3-point field goals per game average with 5.1
Tim Duncan now holds the record for most consecutive games with a field goal made.
1,360 total games from October 31, 1997 to December 30, 2015.

I'm looking forward to letting my future grandkids watch him play..
On November 2, 2015, Tim Duncan achieved his 954th victory with the San Antonio Spurs against the New York Knicks.

This made him the player with the most wins with a single team in league history.
You might be tired of this now, but Steph Curry broke the record most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal made.

152 total games from November 13, 2014 – present (73 in 2014–15 and 79 in 2015–16).
On November 7 Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves tied the record for lowest combined points scored in a over time with.... 0

I chose the Bulls logo because they could use some positive energy right now...
On February 18, 1996 Michael Jordan scored 44 points while Scottie Pippen scored 40 points on the Indiana Pacers. Since then only one duo has managed to score 40 points each in the same game. Oklahoma City Thunder duo Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook has now done this three times in four seasons. This year against Orlando Magic.
Golden State Warriors lost their last two home games of the season.
But they are still the all-time record holder for longest home winning streak with 54 straight wins over two regular seasons from January 31, 2015 – March 29, 2016.
Meanwhile Philadelphia 76ers now holds the record for the longest home game losing streak in NBA history.

28 straight losses over two regular seasons from March 27 – November 29, 2015.
And it doesn't get much better for the 76ers who started the season with a 0 - 18 record which was enough to tie New Jersey Nets 2009–10 season record for the worst regular season start of all time. As if that wasn't enough they only won one game in their first 31.
Another team that didn't start very well was the Houston Rockets.

They became the first team in league history to start off a season with three straight losses of at least 20 points each.
The San Antonio Spurs' trio Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginóbili achieved their 541st regular season win this season, surpassing the all-time mark attained by Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale with the Boston Celtics between 1981 and 1992.
Tim Duncan scored his 26,000th career point during the game.
Kevin Garnett might not see much more time on the court, but it's safe to say that he's already done his share. This season he became the fifth player in league history to play over 50,000 minutes throughout his career. He is now ranked 3rd in career minutes.
LeBron James has now reached rank 25 on the all-time career assists list.

LeBron James and Oscar Robertson are the only players in NBA history to be in the top-25 in both career points and assists.
Former MVP award winner Dirk Nowiztki keeps going strong as he managed to surpass Shaquille O'Neal to take over the 6th spot on the all time scoring list.

Nowitzki has now scored a total of 29,491 points in his NBA career.
That's nothing on The Black Mamba though, who scored his 33,000th career point this year. He joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone (who both has played on the Lakers) as the only players in history to have done so.
On February 25, 2016, Stephen Curry made a 3-pointer in his 128th consecutive game.

This was enough to break Kyle Korver's NBA record of 127 consecutive games with atleast one 3-pointer made.
Curry made 12 total 3-pointers against the Thunder, tying Kobe Bryant's and Donyell Marshall's all-time record for the most 3-pointers made in a single game. This also made Curry the first player in NBA history to make at least 10 three-pointers in two consecutive games.
This year Klay Thompson joined current teammate Stephen Curry to become the second player in NBA history to score at least 200 three-pointers in four straight seasons.
We're not done with Timmy. In a win against Houston Rockets this year, Tim Duncan surpassed Karl Malone for 6th spot on the all-time rebounding list.
With 3020 of them, Duncan also became the fifth player in NBA history to record 3,000 career blocks.
Only Hakeem Olajuwon (3,830), Dikembe Mutombo (3,289), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (3,189) and Mark Eaton (3,064) has more.
As Toronto Raptors had a great season and ended up with 56 wins they are no longer the franchise with the worst franchise record for wins in a season.

The new owner of this... record are the Nets whos best season yielded 52 wins.
With 24 in a row, DeMar DeRozan set an NBA record for most consecutive free throws made during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
As Kobe Bryant played the last game game of his NBA career I think it's fair to end this list with a record of his. In his last game against Utah Jazz Kobe became the oldest player ever to score 60 points in a game, and set the record for most points scored by a player in their final career game. Bryant shot a career high 50 field goal attempts.

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