If what Stephen Curry says is true, the Larry O’Brien trophy will not be leaving Golden State any time soon.
When asked to explain the team’s hot start after a 112–108 win over the Clippers, Curry told ESPN’s J.A. Adande he thinks this season’s Warriors are even better than last year’s. The 2014–15 Warriors were not only NBA champions, they dominated the regular season, winning 67 games.
Curry’s comments weren’t just tough talk—Golden State has backed it up on the court. The Warriors are 5–0, and Wednesday night was the first time all season they played a close game in the fourth quarter. Curry has been otherwordly, entering the Clippers matchup averaging 37 points, 6.3 assists and 5 rebounds with a 50.25 player efficiency rating through his first four games.
Curry added another 31 points against Los Angeles, outdueling Chris Paul, who finished with 24. The Warriors guard took over in the fourth, hitting three of his seven three-pointers. With the Clippers up 99–97, he outscored both teams 13–11 for the final 5:40. L.A. fell to 4–1.