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As the Warriors entered the 2014-15 campaign, the expectations were arguably the highest in franchise history.
Thus far, it's safe to say they are exceeding those expectations.
At 27-5, Golden State owns the best record in the NBA.
Did Stephen Curry think his squad was going to be this good?
"We're as good as I thought we'd be," Curry told KNBR 680-AM. "I know we can get better, now that we've gone through games and showed what we're about ... but going into training camp I looked at the roster and you look at where everybody is individually in their career, and just the prime and opportunity that we had up and down the roster, and I really felt like we could be the best team in the West and compete for a championship. And obviously that's the trend we're on right now."
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The Warriors lead the league in defensive rating, allowing just 96.2 points per 100 possessions.
They are also holding opponents to 41.8 percent shooting, the best mark in the NBA.
"Obviously our team as a whole is as good if not better than we were last year on that end (defense)," Curry said following practice on Tuesday. "It has to do with all five guys being connected and not only guarding my own guy or individually, but we have to be in passing lanes, we have to be active, helpside, things like that. And I think just the focus and committment to it has built up to an all-time high, and it's obviously showing with the results."
Offensively, the Warriors are fourth in offensive rating, averaging 108.7 points per 100 possessions, and their 48.3 percent mark from the field is tops in the league.
Golden State also is second in the NBA in assist-percentage and assist-ratio, and boasts the best effective field goal percentage.
Curry is tied for sixth in the league scoring (23.0), fifth in assists (7.8), second in steals (2.16) and is fourth in 3-pointers made (94).
He is second only to LeBron James in All-Star voting, and is a legitimate front-runner for MVP.
"That's the surreal part," Curry told KNBR's Tom Tolbert and CSNBayArea.com Senior Insider Ray Ratto. "I've always kept my head down, just trying to get better every single year, add something to my game and capitalize on opportunities. You always envision being a part of a winning team and winning championships ... and when that happens, individuals will get recognized for their accomplishments.
"My focus night in and night out is to do my part, play well, help us win games. I've always said at the end of the year all that accolades stuff will take care of itself if you take care of your business night in and night out. Obviously I can't do it without my teammates, with the contributions they are making to put our whole team in a good position."