Warriors Show Versatility, Beat Cavaliers at Their Own Game

NBA MVP Curry shoots way to AP Male Athlete of Year

Six months after the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers produced the most-watched NBA Finals to air on ABC, a regular-season rematch between the teams helped the network rack up big ratings on Christmas Day.

After the defeat, James praised his opponents in Steph Curry and Draymond Green, while appearing disappointed in his own performance, despite being Cleveland's top scorer. "It sucks to have to leave the court during the game, coming back and that kind of stuff, but I had to get myself taken care of".

"I have to talk to him", Curry informed Yahoo Sports after Friday's win. "Work on the other aspects of the game". "I don't know what he means by that".

Jackson went on to say that young players want to shoot like Curry, but not put in the work to be complete players.

Stephen Curry has been named the Associated Press Athlete of the year for his achievements with the Championship-winning Golden State Warriors. Curry joins LeBron James (2013), Michael Jordan (1993, 1992, 1991) and Larry Bird (1986) as basketball's lone recipients. Curry topped golfer Jordan Spieth, who won two majors, and American Pharoah, the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978.

Bryant has 719,235 votes, far ahead of runner-up Stephen Curry (510,202), the NBA's reigning MVP for the Warriors, and more than double LeBron James of the Cavaliers (357,937). If you can shoot, shoot. "If you can't, stop", he said. A 28-1 start to the season isn't hurting his prospects of matching it in 2016, either. Both teams had something to prove and the game did not disappoint.

Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who also played under Jackson, didn't appreciate his former coach's remarks. In an attempt to break down Curry's greatness from a different perspective, he left himself vulnerable to the media and fans and readers who never bother to look beyond the surface.

With treatment Saturday and a light practice scheduled for Sunday, Curry is planning on playing Monday night against Sacramento - a matchup that will wrap up the Warriors' five-game home stand.