The NBA Western Conference has just two double-digit win teams thus far this season.
The conference has the league’s best team and the hottest team in the NBA as well.
The Western Conference is looking to reign supreme again in the NBA after losing in two of the last three NBA Finals.
The lone champion from the West recently was the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers in the bubble.
So, which Western Conference teams are going to be battling it out for the conference’s spot in the Finals this year?
Without further ado, here are the two most surprising teams in the West:
2. Phoenix Suns
Last year, the Phoenix Suns finished with 51 wins, the second-highest total in the Western Conference.
They then played tremendous postseason basketball en route to their first Finals appearance since 1993.
After the Suns lost in six games to the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, they seem to be out for blood this season.
On Sunday night, they won their ninth straight game:
— NBA (@NBA) November 16, 2021
Behind great shooting and ball-handling, Phoenix is on fire.
Shockingly, the team is now on pace for a whopping 63 wins, which would be a franchise-best number for the Suns.
The Suns next take on the impressive 9-4 Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
The contest will be the first of a two-game series in Phoenix for the Mavs and Suns.
However, the Mavs will be without superstar Luka Dončić, who is out for the upcoming contest against the Suns.
If Dončić does not play in either of the games, Phoenix could have a huge edge on the Mavs.
With their strong start and long winning streak, the Suns could be a threat to the best team in the NBA.
1. Golden State Warriors
The NBA-best Golden State Warriors have played fantastic basketball thus far in the 2021-22 season.
Even without Klay Thompson, they are looking like the championship teams from years ago.
On Monday, they continued to prove how impressive they are with a dominating win over former Warrior Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets.
Golden State played so well that Steve Nash even said that he does not consider his team elite.
The Warriors have been unbelievable in the third quarter this season, and they won the quarter, 35-18, on Monday night.
The Warriors are now +124 in their 14 third quarters this season. The next best third quarter team in the league, the Suns, are +36. A grand canyon gap.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 17, 2021
Golden State has been performing very well on both sides of the court, and they are just one of three teams in the top 10 in both offense and defense:
Teams with a top 10 offense and defense this season:
Golden State Warriors
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— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 16, 2021
The Warriors entered the season with an over/under of 48.5 wins.
With the 12-2 start, they are on pace for 70 wins.
Not many people expected them to start this well.
Let us not get ahead of ourselves, but we know Stephen Curry is capable of a lot on the hardwood.
He continues to rain 3-pointers.
His shooting records continue to astonish the NBA world:
There is only one player in NBA history with 10+ games of 9+ threes.
And it’s Steph with 37.
No other player is in the 10-36 range. pic.twitter.com/GeWowZDwg1
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 17, 2021
From 2015 to 2018, the Warriors won three championships.
Are they going to have a resurgence and make it to the NBA Finals?
It seems very likely at this time.