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April 18, 2015 Updates

Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut dominated down low as the Warriors looked every bit like the NBA's top seed — at least for three quarters. They smothered Anthony Davis and the Pelicans with the league's best defense, thrilling a gold shirt-wearing sellout crowd of 19,596 that rocked and roared all afternoon. USA Today Sports

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"It would be very special to win that award and I hope that happens. I think I played well all year and have been very consistent. But that's kind of where it ends." Yahoo! Sports

When the Golden State Warriors walk into their practice gym they are greeted by a large, old banner that reads, "1974-75 NBA World Champions." Warriors All-Star Stephen Curry believes his team's record season will be a bust if a new title banner isn't finally added to the practice gym this year. "For the players, it is," Curry told Yahoo Sports. "No one will be happy for anything less. If we don't win our last game this season it's going to be a disappointing feeling, one where we felt like we fell short." Yahoo! Sports

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But who do NBA players think that deserves to win the Maurice Podoloff trophy? We asked that question to 29 NBAers in the last few days. It was a close contest, but Harden was the one that ended up prevailing. All the players polled picked Harden and Stephen Curry in their Top 3, but only the Rockets guard was among the first two choices every time. That's why he comes out on top. HoopsHype

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Stephen Curry had 34 points seven assists and four steals as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-101 on Saturday night. Klay Thompson netted 23 points Draymond Green supplied 13 points and 14 rebounds and Harrison Barnes provided 13 points and 12 boards for the Warriors who have won two straight on the heels of their brief two-game slide. Zach LaVine scored a career-high 37 points to go with nine boards for Minnesota which has dropped 10 in a row. USA Today Sports

April 10, 2015 Updates

According to the numbers, Curry positively impacts the Warriors' defensive efficiency more than any of his backcourt teammates -- yes, even Klay Thompson, who drew the tougher assignments under Mark Jackson -- and ranks second among all guards in the league at opponents' field goal percentage. It was all born of some subtle shifts in his defensive game. This is the story of how he's doing it. ESPN.com

Adams has a particular vision for Curry's defense: He wants Stephen Curry to be the next John Stockton. Adams said "Stockton knew what the other team was going to do, knew how to gum up an offense. I've talked to Steph about this before. He has these natural abilities on the ball and away from the ball and in guarding catch-shoot players coming off pins. He's good at all of that stuff. Now if you can add that aspect of just understanding what every team is trying to do, and the times he does that, he breaks plays up inside of himself." ESPN.com

It took a little while, but Stephen Curry finally cracked Steve Kerr. After chiding Daryl Morey for vocally running James Harden's MVP campaign, after steadfastly avoiding a similar campaign on Curry's behalf, Curry's 45-point performance on Thursday forced the words right out of the mouth of Golden State's coach. "There's nothing left to say. Except that he's the MVP." Kerr was asked, "That counts as campaigning?" ESPN.com

Kerr rarely struggles when in front of a microphone, but he was near stammering in the wake of what he'd witnessed. "He was, he was just -- I don't even know how to describe what I watched tonight," Kerr said before arriving on, "Scintillating. Every move, every shot, just amazing skill. I have never seen a player with this skill set." ESPN.com

Curry set the record back in the 2012-13 season when he broke Ray Allen's mark of 269 threes in one season. Curry and teammate Klay Thompson now own six of the top 30 three-point shooting seasons of all-time. SB Nation

The choice is more, he believes, than simply choosing his league-best 27.6 points per game over Stephen Curry leading the Warriors to an NBA-best 63 wins. "I'm looking at all those things put together," Harden said. "Like I said, not taking away from Steph or that team. It's an unbelievable season that they're having. But we're having a pretty good season as well with all the injuries and all that we've been going through this season. "Look, I understand that people can go either way with it. But for the most valuable player, I think I would have the edge." NBA.com

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