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Warriors’ Stephen Curry expected to win second straight NBA MVP

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is expected to capture his second straight NBA MVP award, according to ESPN.com

Curry put together a historic campaign that saw him lead the league in scoring with a career-high 30.1 points on 50.4 percent shooting from the field, including 45.4 percent from 3-point range along with 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds. He also led the NBA with 2.14 steals per game, making him just the third MVP award winner to accomplish that feat joining Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson.

He became the first player in league history to average 30 points in less than 35 minutes per game throughout an entire season. Curry also made 402 three-pointers, which shattered his previous NBA record of 286. 

Curry is the first Warriors player to lead the NBA in scoring since Rick Barry‘s 35.6 points per game in 1966-67 season. He also joins Barry and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in team history to average 30 or more points in a single season.

He was just the third player in league history to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 45 percent from 3-point range, and 90 percent from the free throw line in a single season joining Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and two-time league MVP Steve Nash

More importantly, Curry was the primary force that guided the Warriors to break the regular-season wins record of 72 that was set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season. This includes setting an NBA-record with 24 straight wins to start the season. 

Curry is just the 11th player in NBA history to win back-to-back MVP awards and only the third guard to win multiple MVP awards joining Nash and Magic Johnson. He’s also just the 13th player in league history to earn the honor multiple times. 

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Bob Garcia IV

Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He's also currently a sports freelance writer for Sports Uncut. He's also the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarcia90.
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