Point guards across the NBA who have been put through the Stephen Curry wringer can relate to Matthew Dellavedova’s struggle.
But no one watching these NBA Finals understands it better than the man who’s likely spent more time guarding the 2015 MVP than anyone else.
“I don’t feel bad for those teams because I’ve seen it up close and personal,” Seth Curry, Steph’s younger brother by two and a half years, told Sporting News. “I had that feeling a lot. You play good defense, and he’s still making shots like he did tonight. I can remember times touching the ball, playing great defense, blocking it or whatever, and he still finds a way to put it in the hole.”
Through two seasons in the NBA Development League, Seth has been called up to three different NBA teams, including a 10-day stint with the Cavaliers last March.
While he has yet to stick at the next level, the younger Curry has proven in his short career that he can rise to the occasion: He scored 44 points in his first playoff game, made two buzzer-beaters this season and carried the Erie BayHawks and Santa Cruz Warriors countless times this season and last.
In other words, the “clutch gene” runs in the family.
“I think he just loves those big-time moments,” Seth told Sporting News about his superstar sibling. “He wants to be the one to take the shot; he’s not afraid of a miss. Being at home or on the road, when the other team is on a run or made a big shot, you can tell he gets a different energy to make the shots he does.”