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Golden State Warriors show what dominance is all about

The Thunder must have felt like they were dunked on for four straight games, given how well the Warriors played against them. Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images

The matchups between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder this season were more lopsided than the 2-seed vs. 15-seed matchups in this year’s NCAA tournament.

The Warriors averaged 121 points per game in four games against the Thunder, outscoring them by 79 points, while the scoring margin in last week's four 2-15 games was 64 points.

The Warriors led by at least 25 points in each of the four games. It was the first time a team had 25-point leads in four games against an opponent since 2009-10, when the San Antonio Spurs did it against the LA Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers did it against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

All four of the Warriors' wins were by at least 15 points. Elias Sports Bureau research shows that there has only been one instance in which a season series between two playoff teams ended with a 4-0 sweep with each win coming by 15 points, and that was the Chicago Bulls against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1995-96 season -- when the Bulls went 72-10. The Thunder are almost a certainty to make the playoffs, so this will become the second occurrence.

This is the first time that the Thunder franchise has lost four games by at least 10 points to the same opponent in a single season since 2006-07, when they were still the Seattle SuperSonics and lost to the Spurs by 19, 20, 31 and 41 points. The Warriors have beaten both the Clippers and the Thunder by 10 points in each of their four meetings with those foes this season.

The Warriors’ run of regular-season success against the Thunder dates to Steve Kerr’s start as Golden State's head coach. They are 10-1 against the Thunder in the regular season under Kerr. The only team against which the Warriors have a better record (11-1) during that time is the Clippers.