If you know anything about the NBA, you know that Warriors star Stephen Curry is only ten three-pointers away from breaking the all time record. To make things even more dramatic, Curry could accomplish this against his own little brother tonight in Philadelphia. 33 year old Steph and the Warriors are in Philadelphia to take on the Sixers and Seth Curry, 31.
But Seth isn’t planning on letting his big brother break the record against him on his home court. He knows the Warriors point guard’s game better than anyone in the NBA. He should, given that he grew up playing and learning the game with him.
Sixers content creator Matt Murphy spoke with the Sixers shooting guard at the team’s shoot-around ahead of tonight’s matchup. During their quick interview, posted on the Sixers’ Twitter account, Curry revealed his brother’s Achilles’ heel: consistent pressure.
“You gotta be consistent. You gotta be able to run with him the entire game. You can’t get content with stopping him for a quarter or a half. You gotta stick to it for 48 minutes.”
the sibling rivalry runs deep.@Matt_Murphy04 chatted with @SDotCurry at shootaround in preparation for tonight's game against the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/wfToHODAfW
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) December 11, 2021
He is also aware that defending the Warriors star isn’t a one man job, but a “constant team effort.” Having this personal insight into the strengths and weaknesses of Steph Curry’s game is a huge advantage for the Sixers.
The Sixers will attempt to force Steph to wait until next week to beat Ray Allen’s three-point record. If they can hold him to less than nine threes (ten would break the record, nine would tie it), he will work towards the record once again on Monday against the Indiana Pacers.