Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was named the MVP for the 2014-15 NBA regular season on Monday (May 4), beating out James Harden.
The 27-year-old NBA star received 100 of 130 first-place votes for a total of 1,198 points, while Harden, who averaged 27.4 points, earned 25 first-place votes and 936 points.
Cleveland’s LeBron James got five first-place votes and 552 points to finish third, while Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook (352) and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis (203) rounded out the top five in the voting.
Curry carried the Warriors to franchise-record 67 wins and NBA best season record. He also surpassed his own record for 3-pointers in a season with 286.
He will be presented with the trophy during an on-court ceremony when Golden State hosts the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal series Tuesday night (May 5).
He is the Warriors’ first MVP since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960, when the Warriors played in Philadelphia.