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Steph Curry is the West’s Player of the Week

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Curry had a scorching first week of the year, and was an easy choice for the conference’s top player.

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Stephen Curry had an utterly absurd week as he returned to action for the Golden State Warriors. It was all but a given that he would be named the Western Conference’s Player of the Week, but today that became official.

Curry was nothing short of exceptional in his return to action. In the first week of the new year he averaged 35.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, while shooting a blistering 46.2% from three-point range, and having a stunning 73.7 true shooting percentage.

In other words, Curry was unspeakably good last week, and put his name right back into the MVP debate, despite the 13 game that he’s missed so far. He’s been on a tear, and it’s a treat to watch.

It’s the 11th time in his career that Curry has been named the Player of the Week, and the first time this season. It’s the second time this year that a Warrior player has won the award, as Kevin Durant picked up the award a month ago. Golden State is now the third team this year to have multiple players win the award, joining the Houston Rockets (James Harden and Chris Paul), and the New Orleans Pelicans (Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins).

Now, let’s hope these absurd Curry performances keep on rolling in.