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Warriors’ Stephen Curry Wins 2nd Straight MVP

Author: W. Dawkins
3rd Straight Cavs-Warriors Final Makes History

To no surprise to anyone, the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight season.

 

With the win, Curry becomes only the third point guard in NBA history, and the just 13th player overall, to be named the league’s top player in back-to-back years.

 

The 6-3 point guard had a season for the ages, leading the 73-9 Warriors to the best NBA regular season record ever, breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ NBA all-time regular season wins mark of 72-10.

 

Along the way, Golden State won their first 24 games for the best start in the league history.

 

Curry also led the NBA in scoring, averaging 30.1 points a game, along with 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds.

 

And with all of Golden State’s blowout victories this season, Curry became the only player in NBA history to average 30 points in under 35 minutes a game for an entire year.

 

As if this wasn’t enough, Curry also set the NBA single-season record for three-pointers with 402, smashing his own record of 286 last season with the 2014-15 NBA champs.

 

In addition Curry became only the third player ever to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 45 percent from behind the arc, and 90 percent from the line in a season.

 

His coach, Steve Kerr, and Steve Nash were the other two players to accomplish this feat.

 

Curry also led the NBA in free throw shooting at 90.8 percent and total steals with 169.

 

And adding to his already magical season, Curry, who has been out with a sprained MCL since the Warriors’ 121-94 Game 4 first round playoff victory over the Houston Rockets, unexpectedly played in Monday’s Game 4 second round win over the Portland Blazers.

 

Curry poured in 40 points, including 17 in overtime, to lead the Warriors to a dramatic 132-125 victory and a commanding 3-1 lead in the series.

 

 

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