Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is expected to be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season.
This is not much of a surprise, although the MVP race had been suspenseful for most of the season while Curry and Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden emerged as the frontrunners.
Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis also became legitimate MVP candidates.
Curry will ultimately win the award though since he led the Warriors to a league-best 67-15 record while averaging 23.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game.
He engineered what has become a virtually unstoppable offense in the NBA, as he received support from All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson and other key players such as power forward Draymond Green.
The Warriors have gone from a team that was eliminated in the first round to being a title favorite, and they are heavily favored to win the Western Conference title.
They have gotten off on the right foot with a convincing Game 1 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Semifinals, and Curry scored 22 points with seven assists.