Seth Curry doesn’t expect to talk to Stephen during series vs. Warriors
Stephen and Seth Curry became the first pair of siblings to play against one another in an NBA conference finals, but the younger brother isn’t expecting any brotherly love to come Steph’s way with his Portland Trail Blazers down 1-0 in this pivotal series.
“I doubt it,” Seth said when asked if they’ll talk at all during this series, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic. “I mean, we’ll see what happens, but I doubt it. I mean it’s weird being matched up against him every time we play, but there’s limited chances for me in my career to get to the NBA Finals, so I’m trying to do whatever I can to do my job to help us get there.”
Seth even politely decline an invite to dinner on the night before Game 1, as his sister-in-law Ayesha Curry, invited him for dinner — a distraction he thought he’d be best without.
“It was a normal routine for me (on Monday), man,” said Seth, who missed six of his seven shots and had a mere three points in 14 minutes of action on Tuesday. “I was just with the team, preparing for the game. Everybody was at Steph’s house, and I’m in San Francisco. Nah, I’m not in the mood (for a family get-together). I’m definitely not in the mood. …I respectfully declined.”
Unlike his brother Stephen, who is shooting for his fifth straight trip to the NBA Finals, this isn’t a run-of-the-mill opportunity for Seth, who has to seize the moment and put out his best effort in order to make his own memories.
“I’m living in the moment right now,” said Seth. “Coming into the season, one of my goals was just to get to the playoffs, to experience the playoff atmosphere for the first time because I’ve never done it. But to be able to get to the third round as my first chance, and getting consistent minutes, I’m living in the moment and not taking it for granted at all. I’m grateful to be here, on a good team, and trying to keep it going.”
The Blazers will need Curry’s shooting after making only seven threes in Game 1, giving up 30 points of difference in long-range shooting alone — something that must change if they are to have a chance to survive this series.