Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, January 30, through Sunday, February 5, the NBA announced today. The award is the second Player of the Week honor of the season for Curry (ninth career), who previously won the award for games played from January 2-8, and is the third for the Warriors this season (Kevin Durant earned the award for games played from November 21-27).
Curry led the Warriors to a 2-1 record on the week, averaging a Western Conference-best 34.3 points to go with 9.3 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.00 steals in 36.3 minutes per game. The reigning MVP hit 57.1 percent from the field and 56.4 percent from three-point range (22-of-39 3FG) during the week, becoming the 12th player in NBA history to connect on at least 1,800 career three-point field goals (1,803). Curry also became the first player in NBA history to hit 200 three-pointers in five-straight seasons and currently leads the league in threes (210) for a fifth-straight campaign.
Curry, who along with Durant was named Co-Western Conference Player of the Month in January, began the week with a 39-point outing on Feb. 1 vs. Charlotte, the most points by a Warrior in a game without a free throw attempt since Rick Barry scored 40 on April 5, 1977 without attempting a foul shot. In that game, Curry hit 11-of-15 (.733) from three-point range, his eighth career game with double-digit three-pointers. The four-time NBA All-Star followed that performance with 29 points and a season-high-tying 11 assists in a road win over the Clippers on Feb. 2, his second 20-point/10-assist game of the season, and concluded the week with 35 points and nine assists on Feb. 4 at Sacramento. Curry has scored at least 20 points in a career-best 16-straight games.
The award marks the 46th time a Warriors player has been named Player of the Week since the NBA began giving out the award in 1979. Boston's Isaiah Thomas was named Player of the Week in the Eastern Conference.
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