2015 Golden State Warriors NBA National Basketball World Championship Ring
The 2014–15 Golden State Warriors season was the 69th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their 53rd in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Warriors finished the season 67–15, a new franchise record for wins in a season, clinching their best record in the NBA since they won 59 games in the 1975–76 season. They are the tenth NBA team to win 67 games in a season. Golden State reached the 2015 NBA Finals and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–2, to win their first title in 40 years, and the fourth in franchise history. Their 83 total wins for the season was the third most for a team in NBA history, they went 83–20 combining regular season and play-off games.
The Warriors began the season 10–2, the best start in franchise history. They went 5–0 on the road in November, their second perfect road trip in franchise history, and first since 1978. Between November 13 and December 14 the Warriors won a franchise record 16 games in a row, improving to 21–2 on the season, before the record was snapped by the Memphis Grizzlies. On January 21, the team established a new franchise record of 17 straight home wins with a win over the Houston Rockets. They extended the record to 19 before losing to the Chicago Bulls on January 27. With their win against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 24, they clinched the Pacific Division for the first time since the 1975–76 season, also tying the franchise record for road wins in a season with 24. Golden State finished with a road record of 28–13. On March 28, the Warriors won their 60th game and clinched the best record in the Western Conference and set a franchise record for regular season wins (the 1975–76 Warriors had won 59). They finished the regular season with a record of 67–15.
Numerous Warriors set individual records over the course of the season. Stephen Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the first Warriors player to win since Wilt Chamberlain in the 1959–60 NBA season, when the franchise was still located in Philadelphia. He also broke his own NBA record for made three-pointers in a season of 272, he finished with 286. On January 23, 2015, Klay Thompson broke the NBA record for most points scored in a quarter with 37; he finished the game with 52 points (a career high). On April 15, head coach Steve Kerr won his 63rd game with the Warriors; in doing so, he broke the NBA record for most wins by a rookie head coach (he would finish with 67 wins). Curry and Thompson, dubbed the "Splash Brothers", broke the single-season record for most three–pointers made by a pair of teammates. Together, they sank 525 three–pointers over the course of the season, smashing the prior NBA record of 484 (set by themselves in 2013–2014).