Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Curry’

The Point Four-ward: MVP! MVP?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

First, if you haven’t read David’s excellent recap of last night’s win over the Celtics, do that first. Then, continue on to—

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers…

1.) All of the MVP talk that sprouted up around James following the Cavs brilliant performance against the Golden State Warriors last Thursday got me to thinking: what is the most number of games a player has missed in a season and still won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award?

In two games this past week, James came out with guns blazing against the current MVP front-runners, James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Stephen Curry of the Warriors. Against the Warriors, James was magnificent, scoring 42 points on 15-25 shooting in what turned into a relatively easy victory against the team with (at the time) the league’s best record. Against Houston, James shot poorly (15-25 from the floor, 3-11 from the free throw line) but played as spirited and springy on defense as he has in a very long time. Regardless of how it ended, put his team in the position to win a game on the road against one of the league’s best teams without the help of the team’s all-star point guard.

Did James do enough in those two games to convince me that he’s still the game’s best player?

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Talking Cavs with Mark Neal – Trade Deadline Recap

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

As always, Fresh from the 9-3-7, talking with my buddy Mark Neal.

Now you can stream it live, or download an app for your phone.

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Kyrie Irving or Stephen Curry?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing the Golden State Warriors tonight, at 10:30 PM. That’s a little late for us Midwesterners, but the point guard match up is tantalizing enough to keep this Cavs fan (point thumbs at self) awake. Any GM worth his salt in the NBA would tell you he’d rather have Kyrie Irving than Stephen Curry, but they are remarkably similar in style of play. Both are scoring point guards with exquisite jump shots. Kyrie’s better at getting to the rim (around 3.3 attempts per game in his rookie season), but Curry is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA, hovering around 44% from deep during his career so far. Both point guards are a sieve on defense, with the only notable argument for Irving being that Curry has been playing terrible defense for several years now, and Kyrie is an NBA sophomore. Also, Curry’s ankle hasn’t ever held up for an entire season, and his entire career thus far has been marred by injury trouble. Anyways, here’s Kyrie’s stats, and here’s Curry’s. Make of them what you will, and let me know what you think of the match up and the game overall in the comments below.