Sunday, September 25, 2016

NBA Finals 2016 MVP: Will Steph Curry Get It?

NBA Finals 2016 MVP: Will Steph Curry Get It?

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The Golden State Warriors, leading 3-1 in the NBA championship, is more likely to get its second consecutive title and that kicks off speculations on whether Stephen Curry will be the NBA Finals 2016 MVP.

Stephen Curry is already the Most Valuable Player of this NBA season but it is yet to be determined if he will get the same recognition in the NBA Finals.

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Curry who have a very good Game 4 performance earning 38 points, six assists, and five rebounds with 7-of-13 from 3-point range is actually not at the top of the list for NBA Finals 2016 MVP, according to Mat Moore of CBS Sports.

So who are in the running for the said title in the event that the Golden State Warrior finally vanquish the Cleveland Cavaliers to get another NBA crown?

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Here is the latest ranking:

Andre Iguodala – 1

Andre Iguodala stats show is averaging 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and 0.5 steals while shooting 50 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range.

He performs best however on the defensive end, which severely impacted LeBron James’ game. Iguodala’s defense has made Lebron work for all his shootings and he has been truly brilliant in stretches that fueled Warriors runs.

With him on the floor the Warriors have outscored the Cavaliers by 19.5 points per 100 possessions in this series.

By helping to break the spirit of the best all-around player, Iguodala could win his second Finals MVP.

Draymond Green – 2

Draymond Green is averaging 14.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.3 blocks on 41.7 percent shooting, 31.8 percent from 3.

Green is the most consistent Warriors starter and has gotten into LeBron James’ head, outworked Tristan Thompson and is basically 50-to-70 percent responsible for ending Kevin Love’s time in Cleveland.

A strong performance from Green in Game 5 could put him over the top.

Stephen Curry – 3

Stephen Curry is third on the list, averaging 21.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists on 43.8-percent shooting, 44.7 percent from 3.

Curry’s performance in Game 4 was remarkable and if he follows that with another superb play in Game 5, then he could get the NBA Finals MVP.

However Curry’s uneven performance so far puts him in a pretty sizeable hole, according to Benjamin Morris of FiveThirtyEight.com.