‘2023 NBA awards: What we know so far’
Posted On July 14, 2021
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry won the MVP award for his career-high 27 points, but there was more to his performance than a triple-double.
Here’s what we know.1.
Stephen Curry was named MVP of the NBA for the third time in his career.
Curry was the only player to win the award three times and he’s just the fifth player to do it twice.
Curry, the Warriors’ MVP, is also the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a three-time All-Star.2.
LeBron James finished with a career-best 22 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.
James has been named the NBA Finals MVP five times.
He won it in 2012 and ’13 and is also a three time All-NBA selection.3.
Golden State’s Steph Curry (3) makes a 3-pointer during the second half of Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio, Texas, Monday, May 16, 2017.
(AP Photo/John Raoux)4.
LeBron had 19 points and seven rebounds and Dwyane Wade added 16 points and 11 assists for the Heat.
Wade was also named a Finals MVP for the second straight year and is in his sixth NBA Finals.5.
Golden States center Kevin Durant scored 26 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder.
Durant had been the MVP for five straight seasons and finished with 37 points and 12 rebounds in the 2017 Finals.6.
Golden Eagles guard Marcus Smart scored 26 and scored nine rebounds as the Pacers defeated the Cavs, 105-97.
Indiana scored 50 points and shot 54.6 percent from the field in the win.7.
James scored 21 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.
LeBron and his teammates had 20 points apiece for the Cavs.8.
Dwyana Barea had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City.
Barea scored 17 points and made all four of his free throws in the Thunder’s 107-100 victory.9.
Indiana guard Al Jefferson (3), center Marcus Smart (5), forward Josh Smith (7) and guard James Blackmon (11) celebrate after hitting a 3 with a minute remaining in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the 2018 NBA Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, Tuesday, May 24, 2018.
(Photo: Eric Seals, USA TODAY Sports)10.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (15) hits a three as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 109-102 in the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
Anderson scored 21 and made three three-pointers in the Pelicans’ 110-104 victory.11.
New York Knicks guard Jahlil Okafor (3).
(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)12.
New Jersey Devils guard Anthony Beauvillier (1) reacts after scoring during the first half against the Chicago Blackhawks at First Niagara Center.
Beauvilliers 21 points tied a career high for him and tied the team’s scoring record for the night.
Toronto Raptors guard Dion Waiters (11).
(AP photo/Nam Y. Huh)14.
Golden Suns guard D.J. Augustin (4) reacts on the court during the fourth period of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Golden State Hornets, Sunday, May 20, 2019, in Oakland, Calif.
( AP Photo/David Zalubowski )15.
New England Patriots guard Aaron Brooks (8) celebrates after scoring a basket in the third quarter against the Atlanta Hawks.
Brooks had 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for New England.16.
The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden Suns 108-102 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, June 3, 2019.
Atlanta Hawks forward T.
J Smith (15), forward Paul Millsap (7), center Al Horford (4), guard Kyle Korver (9), guard Jared Sullinger (7).
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kyrie Irving (15).
(credit: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images via Getty)19.
Cleveland Browns forward Kyles Smith (17) dunks the ball over Golden State Hawks forward David Lee (11), during the third half of an NCAA basketball game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 8, 2019.(AP Photo)20.
Boston Celtics forward Marcus Smart, center, and Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo celebrate after a play during the game against Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, June 9, 2019 in Atlanta.
(RETAIL PHOTO BY PATRICK BROWN/NBAGEO)21.
Golden Sun forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (23) celebrates with Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum (16) after a basket during the final quarter of an exhibition basketball game in Los Angeles, California, on