Golden State goaltender Stephen Curry’s odds of winning the regular season MVP rose on Tuesday after his performance of 50 points and 10 assists in the Warriors’ win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Three-time champion Curry, who won MVP honors in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, connected on nine three-pointers and was 14 for 28 on the field in the 127-113 win in San Francisco.
With the win, the Warriors moved up to a better 9-1 in the NBA in the young season. The crowd chanted “MVP” as Curry made it to the free throw line, where he was a perfect 13-for-13. Curry is now the favorite to win the trophy for the third time with odds of +200, or 2-1, SportsBetting.ag said on Tuesday.
The next closest competitors are Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee and Kevin Durant of Brooklyn at 13-2, or +650. Curry entered the season with an 8-1 MVP rating, the website said.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr marveled at Curry’s dazzling play. “It was just a mind-blowing performance from Steph,” Kerr said, according to ESPN.
“He was amazing. I mean I’ve never seen anything like it, but I’ve been watching him for seven years so I saw something like this and it’s still amazing to watch.”
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