Curry receives player of the month honors

Curry receives player of the month honors
April 19, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Curry averaged 25.4 points, 8.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.13 steals in 38.9 minutes, while shooting 46.5 percent from the field in April. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

OAKLAND, CA – Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been named the Kia NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for games played in April, the NBA announced Friday, becoming just the third Warriors player to earn Player of the Month honors, the first since Chris Mullin in November of 1990.

Curry averaged 25.4 points, 8.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.13 steals in 38.9 minutes, while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from three-point range in eight games in the month of April. The 6-3 guard recorded two double-doubles and one 20-point, 10-assist game while scoring 20-or-more points in five consecutive games (April 7-15), tying the second-longest streak of his career.

The four-year veteran connected on 36-of-81 threes in April, finishing the season with an NBA record 272 three-pointers, breaking the single-season mark set by Ray Allen in 2005-06.

The award is the first of Curry’s career, as he joins Chris Mullin (November, 1990 & January, 1989) and Bernard King (January, 1981) as the only Warriors to ever earn Player of the Month honors since the NBA began giving out the award in 1979.

Golden State Warriors Media services contributed to this report.

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