Stephen Curry believes the Milwaukee Bucks (8-2) are very similar to the Golden State Warriors (10-1) side that won their first championship in 40 years during the 2014/15 season.

The Bucks started the season off in emphatic fashion going 7-0, matching their best-ever start to a campaign since the 1971/72 season.

They were unable to make it a franchise-best 8-0 start after losing to the Boston Celtics and despite a recent loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee is still riding high with an 8-2 start to the campaign.

One of the reasons for their impressive start is the performances of star player Giannis Antetokounmpo, with the 23-year-old currently averaging 25.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists after nine games played so far.

In addition, former San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer was named head coach earlier this year and seems to have revitalized the 1971 champions.

With their biggest task of the season so far taking place next against the Warriors, Curry sees similarities with the home team and the Golden State side of 2014/15 which is when they signed head coach Steve Kerr.

"They're very similar to four years ago here," Curry told reporters. "Change of scenery sometimes helps and you get a little bit of boost of energy, a little shift in focus and perspective, and that little bit of difference can unlock something."

Curry is referring to how Kerr was a change of scenery for the Warriors, who had all the pieces in place already. However, it was the former Chicago Bulls assistant coach who spurred the Bay Area side to their first championship in 40 years.

They have since won three championships in the last four years and are favorites to complete a historic threepeat next year.

Whether the Bucks could do the same is a different question, but like that old Warriors team, they certainly have the pieces in play. It all depends on how they continue to do as the season progresses.

"Like you said, it's still early," Curry added. "But they're taking care of business like they should. It's important when you have that much potential to get off to a good start but the season will shape out as it's supposed to."

The Warriors will be without Draymond Green, which serves as a blow in their chances of keeping Antetokounmpo quiet.

“Some of the stuff he does,” Curry explained of Antetokounmpo, “your jaw drops the way he covers ground in a few strides and the way he finishes in the paint.”

However, the entire Milwaukee lineup is dangerous, with every player currently averaging double figures. Antetokounmpo, though, is still the main threat.

“It’ll be good for our young guys to have to go against Giannis and feel that type of presence and explosion,” Kerr said. “They’re having a phenomenal start to the season. They’re one of the best teams in the league.”

The Bucks host the Warriors on Thursday night at the Fiserv Forum. Golden State are notably just 4-2 over Milwaukee in the last three years.

Stephen Curry Stephen Curry was speaking highly of the Milwaukee Bucks ahead of their Thursday meeting. In this picture, Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in action during the game against the Bucks at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, March 18, 2017. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images