Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is set to repeat as NBA MVP for the second consecutive season, with word coming from NBA sources early Monday morning.
The announcement is set to be made official within the coming days, presumably following the Warriors’ Game 4 clash with Portland once they head back home to Oakland.
Curry has been the favorite to repeat as MVP for the majority of the season, having been the main catalyst for his team’s NBA record-setting 73-9 regular season. After beginning the season 24-0, the Warriors, who beat the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 mark, were favored to win the title behind Curry’s play.
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He is the only player in league history yo average at least 30 points per game in less than 35 minutes per game over the course of an entire season. He averaged 30.1 points in only 34.2 minutes per game, sitting out the fourth quarter of numerous games due to large leads.
Curry also broke his own single-season record for 3-pointers made with 402, his previous record being 286. He also joined Steve Nash and head coach Steve Kerr as the only players to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 45 percent from the 3-point line, and 90 percent from the free throw line in a season.
Curry will become just the 11th player in NBA history to repeat as league MVP in back-to-back seasons, with LeBron James being the last to do so.
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