The Golden State Warriors, led by reigning MVP Stephen Curry, look even more terrifying than the squad which won the whole damn thing last season.
In a 50-point destruction of the visiting Memphis Grizzlies Monday night, Curry scored 30 points in just 28 minutes, as the Dubs once again re-wrote the history books.
The Warriors have outscored their first 4 opponents of the season by a total of 100 points. That's a new NBA record. https://t.co/WvnTzp4UTX
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) November 3, 2015
Intermin head coach Luke Walton acknowledged that his team’s dominant play has gotten into their opponents’ heads.
Per the San Fran Chronicle:
The Warriors are soaring into a fresh, mind-blowing realm as their head coach recovers from two offseason back surgeries. Stephen Curry led them to another lopsided victory Monday night, a wildly entertaining 119-69 win over Memphis at Oracle Arena. […] That’s no misprint: They beat the Grizzlies, a Western Conference semifinalist last season, by 50 points. This was the Warriors’ largest margin of victory since they beat Sacramento by a franchise-record 62 in November 1991, and the largest margin of defeat in Grizzlies franchise history.
“There’s a little bit of an intimidation factor when we start making shots and locking up on defense,” interim head coach Luke Walton said. […] Curry scored 21 of his 30 points in the third quarter, including several highlight-reel specials. Klay Thompson added 14 points and Draymond Green and Festus Ezeli each scored 11. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 13 points.
Curry’s 148 points are the most by an NBA player in the season’s first four games since Michael Jordan had 156 in 1991. Curry also became the first Warriors player to score at least 30 in three of the team’s first four games since Chris Mullin, also in ’91.