Curry, who last won the title in 2016, finished the regular season averaging 32.0 points, edging the Washington Wizards’ Bradley Beal who finished with 31.3.
“I had a lot of great looks all night long,” said Curry, per the BBC. “We were in sync. The guys put on some great screens for me.”
Curry’s heroism helped his team secure 8th place in this week’s play-in tournament, setting up a tantalizing encounter with LeBron James’ Lakers on Wednesday.
Speaking ahead of the game, James praised Curry on his recent performances and explained why he believes his team are playing against this season’s MVP.
“Our paths crossed again. There has always been a level of respect that goes even beyond basketball,” said James.
“We sometimes find ourselves caught in the records […] instead of saying who had the best season that year. Steph had, in my opinion, the best season of the year. “
Earlier this year, Curry became the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s 57-year record.
He was named MVP twice in 2015 and 2016.
Jazz hits all the right notes
Elsewhere, the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 121-99 on Sunday to end the season with the NBA’s best record at 50-22.
It’s the first time in franchise history that the Jazz have ended the regular season with the best record, and head coach Quin Snyder says he’s proud of the achievement.
“As much as accomplishment for me, you appreciate this group of men,” Snyder said after Sunday’s game.
“You appreciate the opportunity to train them. You appreciate what they accomplished in the regular season.
“I want them all to enjoy this moment because I feel like if we do that it turns us into the mindset we need to have to try to play well in the playoffs, to compete. and run. That’s what these guys have been doing all year. ”
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