‘Despite no superstar treatment, Stephen Curry managed to set the Celtics on fire’: GSW MVP becomes only player in Finals history to average 30 PPG with less than 5 FTA per game

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Despite averaging almost 8 more points than Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown per game, Stephen Curry went to the charity strip less than the Celtics star in the NBA Finals.

As if there was any doubt earlier, Stephen Curry has now solidified himself as one of the greatest players to step foot on the hardwood in the NBA. Play sound 13e campaign this season, the sharpshooter led his Golden State Warriors to a strong 53-win regular season, won the All-Star Game MVP and went on to defeat the Nuggets, Grizzlies and Mavericks en route to lifting the inaugural Western Conference Finals MVP Award.

Facing one of the Boston Celtics’ toughest defenses in the NBA Finals, Chief Curry set fire to Jayson Tatum and co. averaging 31.2 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals per game on an incredible 48.2/43.7/85.7 shooting spread. The 6-foot-3 guard becomes the only player in league history to go 30-5-5 in the Finals while knocking down more than 5 three-pointers per game.

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Fittingly, Steph won his long-awaited first-ever Bill Russell Finals MVP trophy, becoming the only player to unanimously win the Regular Season MVP as well as the FMVP.

NBA Twitter reacts as Stephen Curry is the only player to average 30+ PPG with less than 5 FTA per game in the Finals

Stephen Curry scored a total of 187 points in the GSW-Celtics series, and only 24 points (12.8%) of those came from the charity strip. In fact, Wardell is the only player in NBA history to average more than 30 points in an NBA Finals while attempting less than 5 free throws per game.

As soon as this stat went viral, NBA Twitter exploded with reactions.

Truly, Stephen Curry put in a special performance in these playoffs to win his 4th title.

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