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Steph Curry named 2022 NBA Finals MVP - The Athletic

Curry was named NBA Finals MVP for the first time, finishing with 34 points in Game 6 and averaging 31.2 points in the series.

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On U.S. Open weekend just outside of Boston, the avid golfer Stephen Curry took one big step toward completing his own career grand slam in a sport where he has been king for quite some time.

Curry, 34, was named NBA Finals MVP for the first time on Thursday following the Golden State Warriors’ 103-90 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 6. He finished with 34 points in the game and averaged 31.2 points in a historic series for him, given that this is his fourth title in the last eight seasons.

In addition to those championships, Curry is already the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader and was twice named the league’s MVP in the regular season. Perhaps the only piece of hardware left for him would be an Olympic gold medal, which he could chase if he chooses to join Team USA (coached by Warriors coach Steve Kerr) for the 2024 Olympics.

He has a while to think about that one. And a beautiful summer coming to bask in his latest glory.

Curry drained six 3s on Thursday for 31 in the series – one short of his own record for 3s in a finals. This despite inexplicably going 0-of-9, breaking two NBA records for 3-point streaks, from deep in Game 5. He made at least five 3-pointers in the other five games, including seven in Game 4, when he scored a finals-career-high 43 points in a win that turned this series. He made six 3-pointers in the first quarter of Game 1, setting the record for the most 3s in any quarter of a Finals game.

Curry also averaged five assists, 5.8 rebounds, and shot 44.2 percent from 3-point range.

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