Curry wins NBA Sportsmanship Award

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry competes in the skills challenge event during the NBA...

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry competes in the skills challenge event during the NBA basketball All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, February 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has been named the 2010-11 NBA Sportsmanship Award winner and is the recipient of the Joe Dumars Trophy for the honor.

Curry received 88 of a possible 347 first-place votes. He finished with 2,445 total points, while Chicago's Luol Deng was second with 84 first-place votes and 2,393 total points.

This was the first time Curry won this award.

The winner is selected from six finalists, one for each league division. Curry (Pacific) and Deng (Central) were joined by Charlotte's D.J. Augustin (Southeast), New Jersey's Deron Williams (Atlantic), Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge (Northwest) and San Antonio's George Hill (Southwest).

Aldridge finished third (2,071 total points), followed by Hill (2,049), Augustin (1,771) and Williams (1,763).

The award is given to a player who reflects the ideals of sportsmanship, and the trophy is named for Dumars, the former Detroit Pistons guard who was the initial winner in 1995-96.


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