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Curry’s MVP odds improve following 50-point explosion

Curry’s MVP odds improve following 50-point explosion

ON TARGET. Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after making a three-point basket.

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‘I want to say I've never seen anything like it but I've been watching it for seven years… and still it's just incredible to watch,’ says Warriors coach Steve Kerr of Steph Curry’s latest scoring outburst

Golden State guard Stephen Curry’s odds of winning the regular season Most Valuable Player award shot up on Tuesday, November 9 (Wednesday, November 10, Manila time) following his 50-point, 10-assist performance in the Warriors’ win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

Three-time champion Curry, who took home MVP honors in 2015 and 2016 seasons, connected on nine three-pointers and was 14-for-28 from the field in the 127-113 win in San Francisco.

With the victory, the Warriors improved to an NBA-best 9-1 in the young season. The crowd chanted “MVP” when Curry went to the free throw line, where he was a perfect 13-for-13.

Curry is now the favorite to win the trophy for a third time at +200, or 2-1, odds, said on Tuesday.

The next-closest competitors are Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant at 13-2, or +650.

Curry came into the season with 8-1 MVP odds, the website said.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr marveled at Curry’s dazzling play.

“Just a stunning performance,” Kerr gushed afterward. “He was amazing. I want to say I’ve never seen anything like it, but I’ve been watching it for seven years, so I have seen something like it, and still it’s just incredible to watch.” –