10 Dec 18
Marin Independent Journal
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Stephen Curry’s impressive resume got another boost Monday when the Warriors star was named the Western Conference’s Player of the Week by the league.
Curry, who averaged 31.0 points in three Warriors wins last week, including 42 points and a season-high nine 3-pointers against Cleveland, becomes the only repeat winner of the award this season.
Monday’s announcement marks the 14th time during his career that Curry has won player of the week honors.
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Curry’s 30-point effort in a 128-111 win in Atlanta last Monday marked his 34th time scoring at least 30 points while shooting 50 percent from the field (10-of-17), 60 percent on 3-pointers (6-of-10) and 100 percent (4-of-4) from the line. His 34 career games of 50/60/100 are more than any NBA player since 1983.
The Warriors (17-9) benefited from Curry’s return from a groin injury during the last four games of their just-completed five-game road trip. The two-time MVP had missed 11 straight games with a groin injury before returning on Dec. 1 to score 27 points in a loss to Detroit. Curry then led the way as Golden State ended its trip by reeling off three impressive victories over the Hawks, Cavaliers and Bucks.
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Golden State will return to action Monday at home when it takes on the Timberwolves at 7:30 p.m.