Stephen Curry, the superstar for the Warriors, is the king of scoring in the current season of the NBA. He has already been the MVP twice. On Sunday, in the Warriors match with the Grizzlies, he took just 40 minutes to net 46 points. The match ended 113-101 in the favor of the Warriors.
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Sunday’s performance meant that Curry made certain of his first place on the scoring charts over Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards. Moreover, it also meant that the West’s eighth seed has now been settled with the Warriors clinching it. The result also means that they are going to face LeBron James and the Lakers away on Wednesday. On Sunday, James had openly declared his nomination of Curry as the MVP for the season.
His coaches and teammates were not surprised by the performance. The season has already been historic for Curry. Steve Kerr, the coach of the Warriors, said that the player is in one of his best forms. He added that Curry has been continuing this level of performance for several years now. So whether this is the best is difficult to know.
However, he explained that the team is much younger this time around. This meant that Curry had to do so much more with the group. Needless to say, Stephen has met and soared past all expectations.
Last season, Curry had only been able to play five games due to his hand being broken. This season, Curry has an average per game of 32 points. His previous best was in the 2015-16 season which was 30.1. 33-year-old Curry is now the second senior-most champion in scoring. Michael Jordan was the oldest at 35 when he won the title in the 1997-98 season with an average of 28.7.