Stephen Curry: 2nd NBA Title Cements Status As Best PG In NBA
The Golden State Warriors are the 2017 NBA Champions. Last night on June 12, 2017, at Oracle Arena, in Oakland, California. The Golden State Warriors, led by the all-around play of 2-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and 1-time NBA MVP Kevin Durant, defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the NBA Finals series matchup 4-1.
Unlike last year, Stephen Curry came into this year’s NBA Final’s matchup healthy vs the Cavs. Curry did an excellent job in running the Warrior offense, distributing 10 assists or more in 4 of the 5 games in this series. He chipped in on the glass, recording 2 double digit rebounding games, in games 2 and 3 respectfully. In total, Stephen Curry posted 5 double-doubles and 1 triple-double. By displaying other facets of his game… Curry showed all the people watching the NBA Finals at home and the arena that he is more than just a scorer.
Curry’s 2017 NBA Finals Numbers
- In game 1: Curry scored 28 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals.
- In game 2. Curry scored 32 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, 1 steal. (14-14 at the Free Throw line. CLUTCH!)
- In Game 3. Curry scored 26 points, 6 assists, 13 rebounds, and 2 steals.
- In game 4. Curry scored 14 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.
- In Game 5. Curry Scored 34 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
The knock on Stephen Curry heading into this series was that he underperformed in the 2015 and 2016 NBA Finals. Well, there was nothing mediocre about the 2-time NBA MVP in these finals. I think Curry’s critics will be happy with his production this year. Stephen Curry delivered when it counted most, and in my opinion, the voters of the Finals MVP Award should have voted Curry as Finals Co-MVP. Curry averaged 26.8 points, 9.4 assists, 8 rebounds and 2 steals a game in the 2017 NBA Finals, leading the Golden State Warriors to their second title in 3 years… cementing his status as the best Point Guard in the NBA.
Congratulations to Stephen Curry, and the Golden State Warriors.
Written by David P Fenelus
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