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Ultimate Warrior: Curry handily wins NBA MVP

Warriors guard Stephen Curry won the NBA's MVP award, beating out Houston's James Harden in a race that turned out not to be that close.

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The Grizzlies sorely miss the decision-making of Mike Conley and if their leader doesn't make a quick recovery, they could be in for a short series.

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The defending champs are out and Houston is as healthy as it can be, but James Harden says the Rockets' focus won't change in the second round.

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Milwaukee's best may be yet to come

After exceeding expectations this season, the future looks even brighter for Jason Kidd and the Bucks.

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Pelton: 'Hack-A-Shaq' is not basketball

The numbers back up the Hack-a-Shaq technique. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said: “If someone has a weakness, you exploit it, so intellectually I don't feel bad about it, but sight-wise it's God-awful." Pelton: How to get rid of it

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Milwaukee's best yet to come

Yes, the 54-point elimination vs. the Bucks was bad. But armed with long arms of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Michael Carter-Williams and Jabari Parker, the future's bright in Milwaukee. Bet on the Bucks

6 things you should know about the MVP

According to his sister, Stephen Curry's got odd taste in movies and is a numbers nerd. Sister knows best

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Dave McMenamin @mcten

Two interesting MVP connections for Curry: Born in the same city as LeBron & joins Kobe as the only other son of an NBA player to win it

How Donovan hopes to be remembered

Former Florida coach Billy Donovan on how he wants people to remember him: "I hope that I am able to leave a big gaping hole here. ... That I was able to impact people's lives."

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LeBron makes top 5 yet again

By finishing 3rd in this year's MVP voting, LeBron James joins Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with 10 consecutive top-5 finishes in MVP voting.

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Curry already a Warriors legend

Steph Curry is the second Warriors player to ever be named MVP and the first since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960 when the team played in Philadelphia. The last Warrior to even crack the Top 4 in voting was Rick Barry in 1976.

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MVP Voting results

Stephen Curry received 100 of 130 potential 1st-place votes for MVP. James Harden finished 2nd and had 25 first-place votes. LeBron James finished 3rd with the other 5 first-place votes.

  • 4th: Russell Westbrook
  • 5th: Anthony Davis
  • 6th: Chris Paul

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Curry's plays of the year

In honor of winning the MVP, SportsCenter looks back at Stephen Curry's most creative passes, dribbles and shots of the year.

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If Bulls don't beat Cavs now, then when?

ESPN's Nick Friedell: "It's a chance to silence those who question [the Bulls'] consistency and to take advantage of another team's misfortune for a change after years of dealing with emotional setbacks." Bulls-Cavs starts tonight. Now or never

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

In 2011-12, Stephen Curry played just 26 games (started 23) and averaged 28.2 minutes and 14.7 points per game. In 2014-15, he won MVP.

Curry wins MVP with 23.8 PPG

Magic Johnson just edged him for the best scoring average by a point guard on a 65-win team. He led the '86-87 Lakers with 23.9 PPG. Magic went on to win the MVP and Finals MVP that season.

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Curry beat Harden by 236 votes. Recent MVPs that were closer: '12 LeBron>KD 185 '08 Kobe>CP 216 '07 Dirk>Nash 125 '05Nash>Shaq 34

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

LeBron congratulates Steph Curry on MVP. "Great to see another kid born in Akron win MVP." Both were born in same hospital.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

FWIW, there are an abundance of argument in Curry's favor beyond GSW's W-L, even though that's the direction this conversation is taking.