Warriors’ Curry wins second straight Kia MVP award – NBA.com (blog)

— The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, that led the group to the most effective regular-season tape in NBA history, has actually won the Kia NBA The majority of Practical User Award for the second year in a row, the NBA announced today. He is the very first unanimous winner in the award’s 61-season history. Curry, the 11th User to succeed back-to-spine MVP awards, joins Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Steve Nash as the just guards to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.

Curry swept every one of 131 first-put votes (1,310 points), including 130 from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada, and one from the Kia MVP fan vote. The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard finished second along with 634 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James was 3rd along with 631 points. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (486 points) and Kevin Durant (147) rounded out the top five. Gamers received 10 points for each first-put vote, seven points for each second-put vote, 5 points for each third-put vote, 3 points for each fourth-put vote and one point for each fifth-put vote.

The 28-year-old Curry helped the Warriors complete a historic 73-9 by leading the NBA in scoring (30.1 ppg), three-pointers earned (an NBA-tape 402), free throw percentage (90.8) and steals (2.14 spg), along along with averaging 6.7 assists and a career-higher 5.4 rebounds in 79 games. He shot a career-higher 50.4 percent from the field, the NBA’s highest mark among guards, and earned 45.4 percent from three-point range, great for second in the league. Curry became the seventh qualifying User in NBA history to shoot at the very least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from beyond the arc and 90 percent from the foul line.

Behind Curry, the reigning champ Warriors opened the season along with 24 straight victories — among lots of NBA records they broke on their means to the all-time single-season wins mark. They set NBA records for single-season road victories (34) and consecutive residence regular-season wins (54, including 18 to complete last season). Golden State likewise became the very first group in NBA history to go an entire season free of squandering back-to-spine games or squandering to the very same group twice.

In yet an additional NBA record, the Warriors earned 1,077 three-pointers, becoming the very first group along with 1,000. Curry powered the attack along with his 402 three-pointers, shattering his own single-season league tape of 286 set last season — an enhance of 116. Along along with leading the NBA in three-pointers earned for the fourth season in a row, Curry extended his streak of regular-season games along with a three-pointer to an energetic league tape of 152 straight games.

Curry’s others accomplishments this season included:
>> He became the fourth User in NBA history to standard at the very least 30 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and two steals in a season, joining Rick Barry (1974-75), Michael Jordan (3 times) and Dwyane Wade (2008-09).
>> He became the very first Warriors User to lead the NBA in scoring due to the fact that Barry in 1966-67.
>> He improved his scoring standard by 6.3 points from last season (23.8 ppg), the largest year-over-year enhance in league history for a reigning Kia NBA MVP.
>> He matched the NBA single-game tape for three-pointers made, hitting 12 (including the last-second game-winner) in a 121-118 overtime triumph over the Thunder on Feb. 27.

Curry receives the Maurice Podoloff Trophy, which is named in honor of the NBA’s very first commissioner, that offered from 1946 until his retirement in 1963.

For the seventh consecutive season, the NBA and Kia Motors America (KMA) gave followers the opportunity to submit votes for the Kia NBA The majority of Practical User Award by ranking their top 5 options on NBA.com, Twitter or Google. The fan vote counted as one vote toward recognizing the winner.

As section of its assist of the Kia NBA The majority of Practical User Award, Kia Motors America (KMA) will certainly donate a brand Brand-new Sorento CUV to Covenant Estate California — a nonprofit agency that provides chance and possibilities to at-risk homeless youth — on Curry’s behalf. Kia will certainly present a 2016 Sorento to the charity of choice of each of 5 2015-16 year-end award winners as section of the Kia NBA Performance Awards. Complying with this season, Kia will certainly have actually donated a total of 43 Brand-new vehicles to charitable organizations due to the fact that its assist of the NBA’s prestigious honors began in 2008.

The 2015-16 Kia NBA The majority of Practical User Award is section of a collection of on-court performance awards called the Kia NBA Performance Awards. The series, currently in its ninth season, is section of a multiyear marketing partnership in between Kia Motors and the NBA, and involves 5 of the league’s The majority of prestigious year-end honors: Kia The majority of Practical Player, Kia Defensive User of the Year, Kia Sixth Man, Kia The majority of Improved User and Kia Rookie of the Year. The collection likewise involves the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month and the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Gamers of the Month throughout the routine season. Kia Motors is the Official Automotive companion of the NBA and the Kia Optima is the league’s Official Vehicle. For a lot more information, please visit www.kia.com/NBA.

For the 3rd year in a row, finish media voting outcomes for each NBA annual award will certainly be posted on NBA.com/official after the announcement of each winner. Click below for those results.

Below are the voting outcomes for the 2015-16 Kia NBA The majority of Practical User Award. The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.


Player, Team, Total Points
Stephen Curry, Golden State, 1,310
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio, 634
LeBron James, Cleveland, 631
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City, 486
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City, 147
Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers, 107
Draymond Green, Golden State, 50
Damian Lillard, Portland, 26
James Harden, Houston, 9
Kyle Lowry, Toronto, 6