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Stephen Curry Named Western Conference Player of the Week

Reigning MVP Wins Third Career Weekly Honor After Averaging 39.3 Points In Warriors’ 3-0 Week

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Tuesday, October 27, through Sunday, November 1, the NBA announced today. The award is the third career weekly honor for Curry, who was named Player of the Week for games played Nov. 3-9 and March 23-29 last season. The reigning MVP joins Tim Hardaway (5), Chris Mullin (4), Baron Davis (4), David Lee (3) and teammate Klay Thompson (3) as the only players in franchise history to earn at least three career weekly awards.

Curry led the Warriors to a 3-0 start to the season with averages of 39.3 points (first in the NBA), 7.3 assists (tied for sixth), 5.7 rebounds and 2.33 steals (tied for seventh) in 32.9 minutes, hitting 58.8 percent from the field, 48.6 percent from three-point range and 95.5 percent at the line. Curry’s week was highlighted by a 53-point performance on Oct. 31 at New Orleans (one shy of his career-best) that included a career quarter-high of 28 points in the third frame. Curry joined Wilt Chamberlain and Rick Barry as the only players in club history with at least three 50-point games.

Curry finished the week with 118 points, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Michael Jordan as the only players ever to score that many points through the season’s first three games and the first to do so since Jordan in 1989-90. Curry began the season with a 40-point effort on Oct. 27 vs. New Orleans, helping the Warriors tie a franchise-record with their 19th-straight home win and joining Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only reigning MVPs in league history to score 40 points in the following season’s opening game. He is the first Warrior since Rick Barry in 1966-67 to post a pair of 40-point performances in the season’s first three games.



Golden State won all three of its games last week by double-digits, marking the first time the franchise has posted double-digit victories in each of the season’s first three games. The Warriors have started 3-0 in consecutive seasons for the second time in franchise history, a feat they first accomplished in the 1959-60 & 1960-61 campaigns. 

The award marks the 37th time a Warriors player has been named Player of the Week since the NBA began giving out the award in 1979. The Warriors have earned the honor in the season’s opening week in back-to-back campaigns after Klay Thompson won the first of his three awards to tip off the 2014-15 season. Detroit’s Andre Drummond was named Player of the Week in the Eastern Conference.

Warriors Player of the Week Award Winners

Player

POW Awards

Tim Hardaway

5

Chris Mullin

4

Baron Davis

4

Stephen Curry

3

Klay Thompson

3

David Lee

3

Curry Range

Stephen Curry knocks down the deep trey in the first quarter of a Halloween matchup in New Orleans.

Stephen Curry Highlights of the Week

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Curry Range

Stephen Curry knocks down the deep trey in the first quarter of a Halloween matchup in New Orleans.
Oct 31, 2015  |  00:10

Warriors Plays of the Week: MVP Magic

The Warriors start the season with some magic from Stephen Curry as Warriors TV host Laurence Scott delivers the Plays of the Week.
Nov 2, 2015  |  01:45

4-Point Play for Curry

Stephen Curry caught fire and came through with a four-point play in the third quarter of a Halloween night matchup in New Orleans.
Oct 31, 2015  |  00:08

Curry's Sweet Feed

Stephen Curry gets it on the wing and when the defense collapses finds Harrison Barnes for the slam.
Oct 31, 2015  |  00:18

Curry's Hot Third Quarter

Stephen Curry scorches the Pelicans scoring 28 points in the third quarter.
Oct 31, 2015  |  02:06

Curry's Double Floaters

Oct 30, 2015  |  00:18

In Midseason Form

Draymond Green feeds Stephen Curry who hits a miraculous 3-pointer.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:26

Steph Curry For Three

Steph Curry heats up and knocks down the pull-up 3-pointer.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:25

Curry's Huge First Quarter

Highlights from Stephen Curry as he heats up for 24 points in the first quarter.
Oct 27, 2015  |  01:08

Steph Curry's Huge Half

Steph Curry puts up 29 points in the first half.
Oct 27, 2015  |  00:24

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