In what’s shaping up to be an MVP-worthy season for him, Steph Curry just joined Michael Jordan as the only two players to accomplish this crazy stat.
With the All-Star Game less than a month away, the Golden State Warriors currently sit in the eighth seed in the Western Conference with a record of 15-13. Despite the fact that the Warriors are barely over .500, conversations have been sparking around the fact that Steph Curry is still having an MVP-worthy season. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Curry put up 36 points going 13-19 and hitting seven threes leading the Warriors to a 129-98 routing of the Cavs.
While LeBron James and Kevin Durant are getting much louder MVP chatter, given the fact that their teams are forgone championship contenders, Curry is quietly averaging more points than he did in his unanimous MVP season. After Monday’s win and through 28 games, he now is averaging more points per game than the 30.06 points he did during his unanimous NBA MVP season in 2015-16. So far this season, he’s averaging 30.14 points.
With the 36-point performance against the Cavs, Curry joined some pretty elite company as the only two to do something this insane.
Steph Curry joins Michael Jordan in an incredibly exclusive scoring category
The three-time NBA champion needed only 30 minutes on Monday to put an exclamation point on the insane run that he’s been on this season. His 13-of-19 shooting performance put him in a class alone with Michael Jordan in this scoring category.
Being able to maintain such a level of consistency against the top competition is absolutely insane but is obviously not something we’ve never seen from the Splash Brother. If the Warriors somehow make the playoffs this season, the league will have to strongly consider rewarding him for this incredible level of play.