The NBA season is over and the Golden State Warriors are the champions. Guard/forward Andre Iguodala received the NBA Finals MVP award for his stellar defense on LeBron James and his offensive prowess. Let’s go inside the numbers and see what crazy statistics really stood out throughout the series.
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry became the first player to face the other four players who made the All-NBA First Team (LeBron James, James Harden, Anthony Davis, and Marc Gasol) in the same postseason. This is a true testament to Curry’s status as the league MVP and beating the other best players teams and bringing home the title.
Andre Iguodala played stellar defense on LeBron James. When Iguodala was on the floor, LeBron James shot 38% and the Cleveland Cavaliers were -55 in point differential. However, when Iguodala was out, James shot 44% and the Cavaliers were +30.
Stephen Curry joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history to win both the league MVP award and an NBA Title in the same season. Pretty elite company.
Iguodala was a not always a starter for the Golden State Warriors. In fact, he started zero games during the regular season. He becomes the first NBA Finals MVP to win the MVP award and not start every game of the Finals.
Stephen Curry is a three point machine. During this postseason, Curry shattered the old three pointers made in a postseason record with 98 made three pointers. The record was previously held by Reggie Miller who made 58.
The NBA’s postseason was definitely something to watch. We now have the NBA Draft tonight and free agency to follow, does it ever end? For more information on these numbers, check out this article on SportingNews.com.