Rarely is this formula broken. When Russell Westbrook won the MVP in , he became the first player to win the award while playing on a team that finished lower than third place in their conference since Moses Malone won the award in for the Houston Rockets. Westbrook's Oklahoma City Thunder finished as the sixth seed, but he averaged a triple-double and carried the team after Kevin Durant's free agency departure. Without fail, each year, this leads to a debate about who wins MVP and how we define "valuable.
Steph Curry: 'Surreal' to Be Nearing Wilt Chamberlain's Warriors Scoring Record
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He was so dominant that he was able to rest for the entirety of the fourth quarter in 19 of his 79 games, and the Golden State Warriors won a league-record 73 regular-season games. Curry wasn't alone, of course. That season, Klay Thompson averaged Draymond Green added
Head-to-Head: Games Played Between Stephen Curry and Rudy Gay
The significance of one day passing Wilt Chamberlain as the Golden State Warriors ' all-time leading scorer isn't lost on Stephen Curry. Chamberlain finished with 17, points in six seasons with the franchise. That mark won't last much longer considering Curry sits at 17, points following a defeat to the Atlanta Hawks. The two-time MVP spoke to reporters about what it will mean to leapfrog Chamberlain:.