Golden State is destroying everyone in their path — playoff teams such as the Pelicans and Grizzlies have been brushed aside. Through Warriors are +100 this season, the fastest start in NBA history through four games.
The Clippers are undefeated too, and Doc Rivers says 4-0 is 4-0 and that the teams are equal. I’m not sure that is true. However, one thing I didn’t have time to get into in this PBT Extra with Jenna Corado is that the small sample size skews things — the Pelicans are banged up and playing poorly, the Clippers have two closer wins over the Kings, but right now the Kings are a better team than the Pelicans.
The Clippers will not be the Grizzlies — Memphis plays big and slow, but Los Angeles with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are big and very athletic. Griffin can punish a smaller defender inside, and he has the handles and shooting range to make plays on the perimeter (Stephen Curry has everybody talking, but Griffin may be the second best player through four games).
With the long history between these teams, this will be heated, and it is going to be close, but I’ll still bet on Golden State.