When you break the single season 3-point record, lead your team to its first playoff appearance in six years and score five-consecutive 20-point games, you’re having a pretty darn good month, and Stephen Curry has been awarded justly, being named by the NBA as April’s Western Conference Player of the Month.
In eight April games, Curry averaged 25.4 points, 8.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.13 steals in 38.9 minutes. He made 36 from 3-point range this month, propelling him to the record for 3-pointers in a season. He hit 20 of 39 from 3-point range the last three regular-season games (51.3 percent) to finish the season with 272 3-pointers, surpassing Ray Allen’s mark of 269.
Carmelo Anthony was Curry’s counterpart for Eastern Conference honors. Curry puts himself with impressive company along with HOFers Chris Mullin (Nov. 1990, Jan. 1989) and Bernard King (Jan. 1981) as the third Warriors player to be bestowed the conference player of the month award.