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Warriors’ Stephen Curry wins debut Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP award

Warriors’ Stephen Curry wins debut Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP award

 

As Stephen Curry was named the debut Most Valuable Player of the Western Conference finals, Draymond Green gave the Golden State Warriors star a loving squeeze, lifting him up and letting out a shout.

Curry grinned and giggled as he praised getting back to the NBA Finals, which accompanied the primary Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP prize after the Warriors killed the Dallas Mavericks with their 120-110 dominate in Match 5 on Thursday night.

The association presented new prizes for the MVP of both the Eastern and Western Conference finals; the East’s prize is named after Larry Bird.

“The new trophy is pretty cool,” said Curry, a unanimous selection of nine media members. “Especially with who it’s named after, the standard that Magic set in terms of being a champion and playing the point guard position, whatever other position he played. Just the excellence that he demonstrated throughout his entire career.”

Drawing a ton of Dallas’ protective consideration, Curry completed Game 5 with 15 places and nine helps. He had an overall presentation in the Western Conference finals, averaging 23.8 focuses, 7.4 helps, 6.6 bounce back and 43.9% shooting from 3-point range in the series.

“He’s our engine offensively,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said of Curry. “Everything revolves around him. We got a lot of great players around him and guys who fit well together. It all starts with Steph. He just creates so much havoc for the defense, that even on a night like tonight where he doesn’t shoot the ball that well, he forces rotations and frees up other players.

“His defense all year has been totally underrated. He’s as strong as he’s ever been. He’s just able to, conditioning-wise, play 35 minutes tonight, fighting over screen after screen after screen after screen, then at the other end be on the ball, get people open, knock down his shots.”

For Curry, the genuine prize is getting back to the NBA Finals. Subsequent to making five straight Finals from 2014-15 to 2018-19 and bringing home three titles, Golden State missed the end of the season games for two straight seasons.

Curry missed 60 games during the 2019-20 season due to a broke left hand. Klay Thompson needed to work his direction back this season from a torn ACL and torn Achilles.

However, presently the Warriors are in their 6th Finals in eight years – – the primary group to do as such since the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1998, drove by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

Thompson returns as an alternate player and individual after every one of the wounds he has persevered since the Warriors’ last Finals appearance in 2019. Green says he is at the pinnacle of his cautious powers this time around on the grounds that he says he’s more brilliant and in the best mental space of his life. Furthermore, Curry says he gets back to the Finals with more experience.

“Life on and off the court,” Curry said. “It’s another sense of that comfort, what these experiences are like dealing with the adrenaline, the nerves. Just being able to balance even just, like, family life. I’m blessed to have kids that are now 9, 6 and 3. When I was back in ’14, ’15, chasing those playoffs, just a different vibe in terms of everything that’s going on in life.

“It puts it all into perspective, the fact of where we are in our career, we’re still playing at this high of a level. Not thinking too far ahead, we want to get the job done in the Finals, but we still have a lot more in the tank.”

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