A day after dropping 46 points and leading the Golden State Warriors to a win in the biggest game of the season, Steph Curry has been named the Western Conference Player of the Month. Curry also won the award in April, making him the first player in franchise history to win in back-to-back months.
Curry played eight games in May and averaged 36.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 45.2% from the field and 39.3% from deep. That percentage on threes is down a little bit for him, but was more than negated by the fact that he was able to spring free for 16.9 attempts from distance per game.
The more Curry shoots from beyond the arc, the better it is for the team and, fittingly, they went 7-1 in his 8 games, and 8-1 total in the month. The Warriors finished with the best net rating in the league in May, per Cleaning The Glass.
Now for the games that matter most.