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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry on MVP talk: 'Game speaks for itself'

After scoring 40 points in a 111-105 triumph on the Orlando Magic on Thursday night, the former two-time MVP spoke with the sort of confidence that has defined the previous few years of his career when asked whether he would like to be in the conversation for the award that year.

"Both [MVP] years will be the exact same sort of conversation. Obviously, that's an amazing achievement, and being in that conversation with all that we have been through these last two decades, that means something. Those narratives make themselves as you move throughout the season, and my job is obviously only be at the level I hope to be, and usually so you're at the top in the close of the season.

"I actually try not to get diverted by that since it kind of taints the moment. And really right now, if I am doing my job, then I'll be there at the close of the year, and that will take care of itself."

After hitting 10 3-pointers on Thursday night, Curry has made at least 10 3s in 17 games, extending his NBA record.

"You only come to expect it. And these 3s that he strikes when there's nothing there and that he just uses his dribble to free himself up, not just with a ton of space, just a few inches of space, and then he climbs up and you expect each one of them to go in. It's kind of mad. He is at a great groove."

Asked whether Curry belongs at the MVP dialog, Kerr, who has said repeatedly in the last week he feels Curry is playing the best basketball of his career, was blunt in his analysis.

"I think ," Kerr said. "How can he not be? He's otherworldly."

The one thing that appears to be holding Curry back from approving more momentum for the award is that the Warriors' 14-12 record. When asked when a group's win-loss record ought to be taken into consideration, Curry offered a measured response.

"You always have the option to make judgments based on what you value and what you see and numbers and wins and losses and also the eye evaluation and all that kind of stuff. It is sort of what makes the attractiveness of the award in general because everyone has a different spin on what it means. Sometimes the goalposts do change, though, for sure. So it is just a matter of doing my job, and if that means people want to place me in that dialogue or some of the other guys, then that is wonderful. Otherwise, it is not going to change how I approach the game."

Curry's ability to hit shots from throughout the floor continues to leave his teammates in amazement. Even they can't appear to process what sort of tear the protector is on.

"It is literally just like a video game," Warriors swingman Juan Toscano-Anderson stated. "We are all on the bench chuckling and laughing like,'Man, he is unreal.'"

Fellow Warriors swingman Andrew Wiggins given a similar sentiment, saying that he believes Curry has been shown to be the best player in the league up to now this season.

"The stuff he does with twodefenders on him, how he still gets his shot up and leaves it," Wiggins said. "The distance that he produces, it does not matter who's guarding him. It is just a joy to see. It's 1 thing to watch on TV, and it is another thing to actually be here, living it. ... He's on his own degree at the moment."

Curry confessed this is one of the greatest stretches of the 12-year career.

"100 percent," Curry said. "But it's about what's happening now. I really don't compare it to really anything in terms of what has occurred in the past. ... I've been saying it for a little while, I feel confident and powerful and in rhythm, and it is a fantastic feeling and I want to continue getting better. That's the goal."

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