Nellie Meets History

Sunday, Apr 4, 2010  |  Updated 7:30 PM PDT
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Nellie Meets History

There hasn't been much to celebrate this season for the Warriors, but all that changed Sunday night in Toronto.  Sure, the team still isn't even close to making the playoffs, its star player and captain is being kept off the floor by the flu, and the injury bug has become a Golden State pandemic. 

But Don Nelson is now tied for one of the biggest records in the game.

With the Warriors' too-close-for-comfort 113-112 win over the Raptors, Nelson tied Lenny Wilkins as the winningest coach in NBA history.  Golden State's boss now has 1,332 victories on his resume.

Coming into the season Nelson needed 23 wins to tie the mark, but with his team's continuous struggles it seemed that goal would be difficult to achieve.  But now the Warriors need just one more win to give their coach the record outright, and six more chances to do it.

Their first opportunity will come Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

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