Stephen Curry has made a late push for MVP but he's likely to come up well short as the Golden State Warriors will finish the season in the play-in tournament at best.

Curry is the first player in NBA history to average at least 35 points a game on 50-40-90 shooting for one full month.

"Yeah, I do [feel deserving of the MVP]," Curry said. "But even if you don't win it, being in the conversation, top five; those type of acknowledgements show what you're about, no matter what the situation is, year to year.

"That, in and of itself, is the reward, because we all know how hard it is to actually have everything go right for a season that you actually win it."

Curry won consecutive MVPs in 2015 and 2016.