The Warriors deserve favouritism, sure, I don't disagree. But, really, alpha dog? Fear factor? You really think Timmy D, Parker, Kawhi, LA, Manu etc etc really care about alpha dog mentality? They been there, done that, over a long period of time. No way they fear anyone.
The Spurs are having their best season in a long time and are really flying under the radar, just as Pop would like it. They don't really care about the regular season, just setting themselves up nicely for the playoffs - which is a whole new ballgame.
I truly believe they can push the Warriors should it come to it.
As for OKC, they've lost more games than any other team (including Philly) this year while leading at 3/4 time. They could do some damage, but I think there's something missing there mentally.