Monday June 1st, 2015

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is the betting favorite to be named MVP of the 2015 NBA Finals, according to odds from Bovada

Curry currently has 4–7 odds to win the award, while Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is next at 17–10 odds. Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson and Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving each have 12–1 odds, and Golden State forward Draymond Green rounds out the top five with 14–1 odds. 

The NBA Finals begin on June 4 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. 

Last year, Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was named MVP after San Antonio defeated a James-led Miami Heat in five games. James is a two-time Finals MVP, having won the award in both 2012 and 2013. 

DEITSCH: Media members talk LeBron vs. Curry

This is Curry's first trip to the Finals and Golden State's first trip since 1975. The Cavaliers' only other Finals appearance in franchise history was a loss to the Spurs in 2007, during James' first stint in Cleveland. 

Curry was named the 2014–15 NBA MVP after averaging 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. James averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and 6.0 rebounds in the regular season.

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- Molly Geary

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