MILWAUKEE -- Not even the polar vortex can cool off the Warriors.

Continuing to rack up historic achievements, the Warriors' Victory Tour swooped into sub-zero Wisconsin on Tuesday night and cruised to a 101-80 win over the lowly Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

It was close for a half and then the Warriors dropped the defensive hammer on the NBA's worst team (7-27) in the third quarter, outscoring the Bucks 27-9 over the first nine minutes, bumping the lead to 20 and coasting home.

Well, not quite home. One to go before it's finally back to Oakland. For now, settle for the staggering numbers and feats review in the wake of this latest win.

Golden State Warriors’ David Lee (10) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks’ Ersan Ilyasova, left, during the first half of an NBA
Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks' Ersan Ilyasova, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) ( Jeffrey Phelps )

  • It was the Warriors' 10th straight victory, their longest since the 1975-76 season, and one short of the all-time longest franchise winning streak of 11 accomplished in 1971-72.

  • It was their seventh straight road victory -- six achieved on this trip -- tying a franchise record set in 1969.

  • It set them up to become the first team in NBA history to go undefeated on a road trip of seven games or longer with a victory in Brooklyn on Wednesday night.

    That last one literally rendered Warriors coach Mark Jackson with the lump in his throat and a tear in the corner of his eye as he contemplated the magnitude of it.

    "We're this close, we're going to chase history," Jackson said. "Who would have thought we'd have an opportunity to do something that hasn't been done in the history of this league?

    "A great preacher once said that greatness does not go on sale. I know my guys have paid the price, and I'm incredibly proud of them."

    He should be. Over the past 10 games, the Warriors have thrust themselves out of the muck of mediocrity and placed themselves among the league's elite. They ran their record to 19-3 when they've had their optimum starting five of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Bogut, David Lee and Andre Iguodala. They held an opponent under 40 percent shooting (the Bucks shot 38.8) for the 15th time, tied for the league's best with Indiana.

    And on this night, as it has been on several nights of late, Lee was the pace-setter. He made his first nine shots and ultimately finished with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting. He added a season-high 18 rebounds, including six at the offensive end.

    "I'm just trying to be more aggressive," Lee said. "I think the team needs me to be more aggressive in the paint because we have so many good jump shooters we need somebody who's going to be around the rim. That opens up our shooters as the game goes on."

    Jackson mused about taking Lee out of the game when he saw the 9 for 9 stat.

    "I wanted to try to leave him perfect, but he took a jump shot," the coach said. "I'll tell you what, though. Steph Curry is an All-Star and there is no doubt about that. But the way David Lee has played the last 15 ballgames or so, he is an All-Star also. He has separated himself."

    What's remarkable is that the Warriors have been on this junket for 11 days now and they don't look tired. Because the bench played so well against the Bucks, nobody was overtaxed. Curry played 36 minutes and Lee 35, but no one else had over 30 heading into the second half of the back-to-back.

    Bogut, in his Milwaukee homecoming, played only 24 minutes, scoring eight points with 12 rebounds, but he was beaming afterward about the Warriors' performance on this trip.

    "It's been tough," he said. "Tough games, a lot of flights, bodies banged up, but we're pushing through it. It's enjoyable going to get on a flight to Brooklyn having won another game. There's no negativity, and that's what it's all about. These are the memories down the line you'll look back at and say, 'Wow, that was a really special season.' So we have to keep doing it." Jackson wasn't sure if this long road trip was just what the Warriors needed to bond tighter and kick it up a notch.

    "It sounds good," he said. "I've seen it be good for teams and I've seen it be bad for teams. It helped us last year, and I think we came in with the right mindset. We've had a together group from day one, and we've gotten healthy with a first unit that can play with anyone. It's been an incredibly blessed year so far, and we just want to keep it going."

    Curry and Thompson supported Lee's effort with 15 points apiece, although they were a combined 11 for 36 shooting, 3 for 17 from beyond the arc.

    Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee with 20 points.

  • Nets guard Deron Williams will miss the game against Golden State after receiving treatment for his chronically injured ankles.

    Follow Carl Steward on Twitter at twitter.com/stewardsfolly. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    Wednesday's game

    Warriors (24-13) at Brooklyn (13-21), 4:30 p.m. CSNBA

    1) Dec. 21
    L.A. Lakers
    102-83
    2) Dec. 23
    at Denver
    89-81
    3) Dec. 25
    L.A. Clippers
    105-103
    4) Dec. 27
    Phoenix
    115-86
    5) Dec. 29
    at Cleveland
    108-104, OT
    6) Dec. 31
    at Orlando
    94-81
    7) Jan. 2
    at Miami
    123-114
    8) Jan. 3
    at Atlanta
    101-100
    9) Jan. 5
    at Wash.
    112-96


    Warriors' lONGEST WINNING STREAKS

    11: Dec. 29, 1971, to Jan. 22, 1972
    10: Dec. 28, 1959, to Jan. 13, 1960
    10: Dec. 6, 1975, to Dec. 23, 1975
    10: Dec. 21, 2013 to present