The San Antonio Spurs' dominance of the Los Angeles Clippers carried into the playoffs last season.
That doesn't seem likely to change just yet.
The Spurs look to continue their best-ever start Wednesday night when they face the Clippers for the first time since sweeping them last spring.
San Antonio (4-0) disposed of upstart Los Angeles (2-2) in four straight games in the second round of the playoffs last season before being eliminated by Oklahoma City in the Western Conference finals.
The Spurs' sweep of the Clippers wasn't much of a surprise since they had won 48 of the previous 54 regular-season meetings. San Antonio is 24-4 in its last 28 road games against the Clippers, including two playoff victories.
The Spurs enter this visit to Staples Center on a season-opening four-game winning streak for the best start in the franchise's 40-year history.
"It's just a stat, not that important in the long-term," swingman Manu Ginobili said. "(But) at this point we are enjoying it. I...