Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Named Starter on Western Conference All-Star Team

Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Named Starter on Western Conference All-Star Team

League-Leading Vote-Getter Earns Second Consecutive All-Star Start

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been named a starter on the NBA Western Conference All-Star team for the second consecutive year, the league announced today. Curry, a two-time All-Star and the first Warriors player to be named an All-Star starter in two-straight years since Chris Mullin (1991 & 1992), earned the most votes of any NBA player, receiving a total of 1,513,324 votes in the final returns of NBA All-Star Balloting 2015. Curry joins Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and his coaching staff on the Western Conference All-Star team after it was announced today that the Warriors had clinched the best record in the West through games played Feb. 1.

Curry, 26, is averaging 23.2 points (sixth in the NBA) and 8.1 assists (fifth) to go with career highs of 4.8 rebounds and a league-leading 2.10 steals in 33.0 minutes through 40 games this season. The sixth-year point guard is shooting a career-best 50.1 percent from the field, including 40.2 percent from three-point range, and 91.5 percent from the free throw line (fourth), on pace to join the eight players in NBA history who have hit percentages of 50/40/90 through the course of an entire season: Kevin Durant, Steve Nash, Jose Calderon, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Mark Price and Larry Bird.

Curry also ranks third in the NBA in three-point field goals (121) and is tied for the league lead in 20-point/10-assist games (nine) and 30-point/10-assist games (three). Curry is on pace to average at least 23 points, eight assists and four rebounds for the second consecutive season, which would join him with Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and Gary Payton as the only players ever to post those figures in back-to-back campaigns. The franchise’s all-time three-point leader, Curry hit his 1,000th career three-pointer in his 369th career game on Jan. 7 vs. Indiana, becoming the fastest player in NBA history to reach the milestone by playing 88 fewer games than Dennis Scott, who had previously accomplished the feat in 457 contests.

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Curry All-Star Selection 2015

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The Davidson product has taken part in NBA All-Star Weekend in four of his previous five campaigns, making his first-ever appearance in the All-Star Game as a starter in 2014, where he tallied 12 points and dished out 11 assists. The 6’3” guard won the Skills Challenge in 2011 and has also participated in the Three-Point Contest three times (2010, 2013 & 2014), the Rising Stars Challenge twice (2010 & 2011) and the Shooting Stars Competition once (2014). Curry is the first Warrior to lead the league in All-Star votes since Rick Barry did so in 1976.

This season, Curry has helped lead the Warriors to their best start in franchise history with an NBA-best record of 34-6 through the first 40 games of the campaign. Golden State has won a franchise-record 17-straight at home and earlier this season set a franchise-mark with an overall win streak of 16 games (Nov. 13 – Dec. 14).

Joining Curry in the Western Conference starting lineup are Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers) and Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzlies). The Eastern Conference starters are John Wall (Washington Wizards), Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Pau Gasol (Chicago Bulls) and Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks).

The 64th NBA All-Star Game in New York City will be seen by fans in 215 countries and territories and will be heard in 47 languages. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 13th consecutive year, Turner Sports' 30th year of NBA All-Star coverage.

Curry’s #30 Western Conference All-Star jersey (see attached for photo) is now available for purchase in both adult and youth sizes at warriors.com.


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