Following a lustrous career that has already included three NBA championships and two MVP awards (and many more accolades), Stephen Curry has once again made NBA history. But this time, he required a big time assist from Blazers guard (and his brother) Seth Curry in order to do so.
The duo has become the first set of brothers to face off in the Conference Finals (or NBA Finals), with the Warriors (Stephen) taking on the Blazers (Seth). While the stage is a familiar one for the older of the two (Stephen), it’ll be the first time that NBA G League alum (Seth) locks in for this kind of matchup, setting his sights on the oh-so-close and coveted trip to the NBA Finals.
Seth Curry’s postseason has so far been highlighted by an outpouring of 16 first half points (including an awing buzzer-beater) in Game 4 of the Conference Semifinals. He’ll once again have the opportunity to perform under even brighter lights, this time with his family watching up close — and perhaps even conflicted on who to root for.
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The younger Curry’s NBA journey began in Golden State, alongside his brother, during the 2013 preseason. He went on to represent the affiliated Santa Cruz Warriors, even forming an alternate version of the “Splash Brothers,” running the floor with Klay Thompson’s brother Mychel in Surf City.
A two-time NBA G League All-Star, it was during his tenure with the Santa Cruz Warriors and Erie BayHawks that Seth began to demonstrate that he’s much more than just Stephen’s brother. He played incredibly well, boasting a 46/43/90 shooting clip through 81 contests. Curry earned All-NBA G League Team honors in 2014 (Third) and 2015 (First). Perhaps even more indicative of his present day success, was his ability to come through in the clutch, even way back when. He exploded for 44 points (including 9-of-14 shooting from deep) in Santa Cruz’s postseason victory on April 10, 2014.
Seth’s sharpshooting prowess will continue to be put to the test. A formidable matchup lies ahead — a family affair of sorts. The pair competed and pushed one another growing up. They even donned the same uniform as teammates for a brief time. They matched up during the 2019 Mtn Drew Three-Point Contest, but now a historic postseason face-off awaits with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line.
Needless to say, the pressure will be on, but Curry’s time in the minor league readied him to contribute at a time like this.