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Dec 8, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) takes a shot against Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) and guard C.J. Miles (0) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Golden State defeats Indiana 131-123. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

1st: Golden State Warriors (30 points)

By Jose Salviati

Record: 24-0

Record last week: 5-0

This is my first crack at writing about the Golden State Invincibles and I have to admit I am excited. There is a joke here in the Los Angeles that the easiest job in the world is a local weather person. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, the forecast is pretty much always 75 degrees with a slight wind. It makes for an easy job for a meteorologist and the Warriors have turned their weekly recap into the same thing. Guess what everyone, the Warriors won again. Yawn.

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While the outcomes have become predictable this team is not at all boring. In fact, these Warriors are now “Must See Basketball” in the way that a baseball player who hit in 40 straight games or a football player attempting a 60+ yard field goal for a win is. If you are a basketball fan, a Warriors game cannot be missed.

Another perfect fortnight, this time with victories against Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, Pacers and Celtics which left them just nine consecutive wins from the NBA-record of 33 in row held by the 1971-72 Lakers. Most impressive about their start to December is that the team was actually tested on the road. The Jazz and Raptors both came within three points of the Warriors and the Celtics took them to double overtime, which now counts as a victory in and of itself.

Then, what looked like the unthinkable happened. The Warriors lost on Saturday night, to (believe it or not) the Milwaukee Bucks 95-108.

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The chances of them getting to 32-0 looked high, but they couldn’t quite maintain their early season joy ride. However, the basketball gods have still insured some high drama for Christmas Day. On December 25 they play the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will still be a thrilling Finals rematch, even though the Warriors’ streak is over. Pretty much the best Christmas present for all basketball fans ever!