Stephen Curry, G, Golden State

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

Noth­ing could be more nor­mal about the fol­low­ing state­ment: Stephen Curry was stel­lar last week. But he was. And be­cause of an in­cred­i­ble week of per­for­mances, the reign­ing MVP is The Den­ver Post’s NBA player of the week.

What’s up: Curry av­er­aged 34.3 points, 8.0 as­sists, 7.3 re­bounds and 2.0 steals in four games. He shot 54.3 per­cent from the field and 49 per­cent from the 3-point line. The War­riors won three of the four games, in­clud­ing a blowout vic­tory over the Cava­liers in Cleve­land.

Back­ground: Let’s start with the game against the Cava­liers. That was the most eye-open­ing vic­tory of the sea­son for any team in the league, and Curry was re­lent- less in it. He scored 34 points, knocked down seven 3-point­ers and made 12-of-18 shots from the field. His best al­laround sta­tis­ti­cal game of the week came at home Fri­day night, when he torched In­di­ana for a triple-dou­ble of 39 points, 12 as­sists and 10 re­bounds. The War­riors won on a night their coach, Steve Kerr, re­turned to the bench.

Dempsey’s take: Noth­ing can be writ­ten here that hasn’t al­ready been said. Curry is the class of the NBA— and he is play­ing bet­ter this sea­son than last sea­son, when he won the MVP award. His play is ex­em­plary, his poise is ex­em­plary, his hum­ble na­ture is ex­em­plary. He is ev­ery­thing a star should be on and off the court, and his play is head and shoul­ders above the rest.

War­riors star Stephen Curry re­acts to mak­ing a half-court shot against the Pac­ers on Fri­day night. Ezra Shaw, Getty Im­ages

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