The NBA season has just started and only four games in, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have been dominating. And by dominating, I mean slaughtering their competition.
Last season, the Warriors, led by Curry, ended the franchise’s 40-year NBA championship title drought in game six against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry was awarded MVP of the season, while his daughter Riley Curry won the hearts of America with her press conference distractions and whip-nae-nae dance moves.
So far this season, Golden State has outscored its opponents by 100 points. This is the largest scoring margin over four games in NBA history.
On Nov. 2, the defending NBA champions faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies. After the first quarter, Memphis led Golden State 22-21, but that was the last time the Grizzlies came within reach of the Warriors.
Curry and the Warriors showed no mercy. Golden State handed the Grizzlies their worst loss in franchise history with a final score of 119-69.
Yes, that is a 50 point deficit. No, that’s not a typo.
This win at Oracle Arena also marked the Warriors’ 20th straight home win, setting a new franchise record.
Chef Curry is serving up an amazing season with crazy offensive stats. He cooked up an exciting third quarter, where he sank 21 of his 30 points of the night before being taken out of the game in the fourth quarter. I don’t know what it is about the third quarter, but on Oct. 31 Curry came out hot, scoring a career-best 28 points in the third quarter during Golden State’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
At the Warriors’ home opener, Curry destroyed the Pelicans, scoring 40 points. This made him the first reigning MVP to score 40 or more points in a season opener.
Over the weekend, Curry averaged a league-high 39.3 points a game. The reigning NBA MVP has scored 148 points in his first four games. The only person who can compare to this triumph in the last 40 years is Michael Jordan, who scored 156 points during the first four games of the 1991-92 season.
What does this mean for the Golden State?
Well, it looks like Steph Curry and the Warriors have picked up right where they left off last season. Klay Thompson and Draymond Green seemed to be following in Curry’s footsteps over the weekend, but they didn’t need to do much because of Curry’s monstrous performance. Although it is still premature in the NBA season, there’s a lot of potential with the Warriors keeping up this positive momentum and staying healthy.