Potential NBA MVP candidate Stephen Curry showed why he’s considered the best shooter in the league.
Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry won the 2015 All-Star Three-Point shootout after hitting an incredible 27 points in the final round.
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Curry faced a tough competition with Warriors teammate Klay Thompson, Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving, the Trail Blazers’ Wesley Matthews, the Hawks Kyle Korver, the Spurs’ Marco Belinelli, the Clippers’ J.J. Redick, and Houston Rockets star James Harden.
Thompson won the opening round with 24 points scored, while Curry and Irving tied for 2nd with 23 point apiece. Matthews was oh-so close with 22 points, which was four more than any other challenger. Korver and Belinelli finished with 18 apiece, Reddick had 17 and Harden had just 15.
Though Thompson squeaked out the first round with the lead, he couldn’t even come close to match Stephen Curry in the second round. With a mere 14 points in the round, he would go on to finish 3rd behind Irving – who came in second with 17 points in the second round – and Curry, who shocked the arena by putting up a whopping 27 points, including a streak of 13 consecutive shots.
Curry currently leads the NBA in 3-point FGs and is 2nd in the NBA in 3-pt FG attempts. He also currently ranks second in the NBA in points scored, so it’s no wonder he is considered one of the top candidates for the NBA MVP award.