Stephen Curry describes battle with Seth Curry like being ‘back in Charlotte’
New NBA viewers would be inclined to believe that the Western Conference Finals will be decided by who wins the battle between Stephen Curry and Seth Curry. The broadcast’s incessant focus on the Curry brothers and their family, in both Games 1 and 2, has occasionally made it hard for even more ardent fans to focus on any other narrative being weaved by the Golden Stater Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers.
As cool as it is that the Curry brothers are competing against each other for the chance to play for a championship, it’s Steph’s performance, of course, which looms far larger to deciding whether Golden State or Portland will win this series. The Warriors superstar’s younger brother, Seth, is merely a role player for the Blazers, whose impact comes and goes depending on the game.
But on Thursday night, the play of both Curry brothers actually lived up to the broadcast’s hype, leading Steph Curry to tell ESPN’s Doris Burke after the Warriors’ thrilling 114-111 victory that “it was like back in Charlotte.”
"It was like back in Charlotte. … This will probably be one we'll have the film clip at home."
The Game 2 battle between Steph and Seth is staying in the Curry archives 💪 pic.twitter.com/MZcy72zc2H
— ESPN (@espn) May 17, 2019
Seth Curry’s standout two-way play is one of the biggest reasons why Portland was almost able to steal a game at Oracle Arena. He had 16 points, four three-pointers, and four steals off the bench in Game 2, even hitting a pair of triples late in the fourth quarter – one of which came over his brother – to ensure the Blazers had a chance.
True to form, though, it was Steph Curry who was the best player on the floor Thursday night. Behind 37 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists from the two-time MVP, Golden State has a 2-0 lead as the Western Conference Finals shifts to Portland.