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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry officially named the 2015-16 MVP

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It's official. It was never in doubt. Stephen Curry is the 2015-16 Most Valuable Player after a simply incredible season with the Golden State Warriors. 

It was rumoured on Monday that the announcement would come this week and today the NBA have released the voting figures.

The point guard goes down as the first ever unanimous MVP in the 61-season history of the award. San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard was second with 634 points and LeBron James was third with 631.

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It is the second consecutive year that the 28-year-old has won the accolade and his improvement was so vast from the previous campaign that he was even in contention to be named the Most Improved Player. 

Curry played 79 games in the regular season as the Warriors surpassed the previous best finish of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls to top the Western Conference on 73-9. 

He had a stats line of 30.1 points, 6.7 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals while shooting 50.4 percent from the field, 45.4 percent from three and 90.8 percent from the free-throw line. 

The two-time All-Star led the league in scoring as he finished 2.1 points per game ahead of Houston Rockets superstar James Harden. He also became just the seventh player in history to join the illustrious 50-40-90 club. 

Washington Wizards v Golden State Warriors

THREES

It was his three-point shooting that really made Curry stand out. He has always been a sharpshooter from range, but he took his reputation to meteoric level with incredible displays of accuracy and range. 

He became the first ever player to hit over 400 shots from downtown in one campaign as he finished with 402 from his 886 attempts. In the process, he also became the first man in NBA-history to pass 300. 

The previous record was 286 set by, you guessed it, Curry in 2014-15 and it means the guard owns three of the top four single-season three-point totals. Klay Thompson's tally from this year put him in third. 

Steph was influential in helping the Warriors become the first franchise to surpass over 1000 successful attempts from behind the arc. His and Thompson's buckets accounted for way over half of their combined total.

Curry is also tied for the single-game record for made three-point shots. He nailed 12 during a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in February, moving level with Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall. 

SCORING

The Ohio native had some incredible scoring nights on the way to his second straight MVP award, scoring at least 50 on three separate occasions. 

His season-high was a 53-point haul in a road win over the New Orleans Pelicans while he scored 51 against the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. 

The number 30 is more than just a scoring machine, he also an incredible ball handler and has a keen eye for a pass. He mesmerised defenders with his skills and recorded two triple-doubles.

A deserving winner. 

Curry

Topics:
Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson

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