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As the Warriors chase history, the winningest teams

The Golden State Warriors chase the NBA record of 73 wins on Wednesday night.Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

The Golden State Warriors chase the NBA record of 73 wins on Wednesday night.

In case you haven’t heard, the Golden State Warriors are pretty good at basketball.

In fact, they might be the best team ever.

As Steph Curry shoots for history and an NBA record 73 wins in Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies, here’s a look at the winningest teams in the regular seasons:

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2007 New England Patriots

The 2007 Patriots went undefeated in the regular season, going 16-0.Julie Jacobson/AP

The 2007 Patriots went undefeated in the regular season, going 16-0.

The ‘07 Patriots were, quite literally, perfect, going 16-0 in the regular season under quarterback Tom Brady.

The team broke records for the most points in a season (589), highest point differential (+315), most first downs (391) and touchdowns scored (75).

We all know how that season ended though, thanks to Eli Manning and the Giants.

Honorable mention: 1972 Miami Dolphins, 14-0

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1976-77 Montreal Canadiens

The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens went 60-8-12 in the regular season on their way to the Stanley Cup.ASSOCIATED PRESS

The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens went 60-8-12 in the regular season on their way to the Stanley Cup.

Easily considered one of the best hockey teams in modern history, the Canadiens went 60-8-12 in the regular season and finished first in their division.

The Canadiens, led by future Hall of Famers Ken Dryden, Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, Yvan Cournoyer, Jacques Lemaire and Steve Shutt, outscored their opponents 387-181, finished 20 points ahead of any other team and had eight players with 20 or more goals.

The Habs ripped through the NHL playoffs and captured the Stanley Cup.

Honorable mention: 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers, 56-18-5

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2001 Seattle Mariners

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The Seattle Mariners won 116 games in 2001.

Just three years after the Bronx Bombers broke the record for single-season wins, the ‘01 Mariners dominated the AL West by going 116-46 behind phenom Ichiro Suzuki, who was named the AL MVP, Rookie of the Year, batting champion and stolen base leader.

The Mariners finished just 14 games ahead of the second-place Athletics, but a whopping 41 games ahead of the Angels and 43 games ahead of the Rangers.

The Yankees pulled off the upset in the playoffs and eventually lost the World Series to the Arizona Diamondback in seven games.

Honorable mention: 1998 New York Yankees, 114-48

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1995-96 Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls set the NBA record with 72 wins in the 1995-96 regular season.BETH A. KEISER/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Chicago Bulls set the NBA record with 72 wins in the 1995-96 regular season.

Led by Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen, the Bulls finished the regular season 72-10 and set the NBA record for wins — the record the Warriors are trying to beat.

The Bulls also managed to go undefeated on their own court until the final two home games of the season.

Jordan’s squad tore through the NBA playoffs and captured their sixth title.

Honorable mention: 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, 69-13

kfeldman@nydailynews.com

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