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Kawhi Leonard finishes second in MVP vote

Stephen Curry becomes first unanimous winner, wins award for second consecutive

(AP Photo/Darren Abate)
(AP Photo/Darren Abate) (Associated Press)

NEW YORK – San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard finished second in the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting.

Leonard finished with 634 points. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who got 1,310 points, took top honors by becoming the first unanimous winner in the award's 61-season history. Curry also became the 11th player in NBA history to win the award for two consecutive years.

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James was third, with 631 points. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (486 points) and guard-forward Kevin Durant (147 points) rounded out the top five. 

Players received 10 points for each first-place vote, seven points for each second-place vote, five points for each third-place vote, three points for each fourth-place vote and one point for each fifth-place vote.


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