It was a battle of the Currys on Thursday night at Oracle Arena, and it did not disappoint.
Steph Curry’s Warriors came out victorious over Seth Curry’s Blazers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals as Golden State came from behind to win 114-111 and take a two-games-to-nothing series lead.
Steph and Seth both rose to the challenge in the thrilling game, which did nothing but enhance the Curry brothers storyline as the series shifts to Portland for Game 3 on Saturday.
Older brother Steph got the most important stat, a win, and carried the Warriors with a game-high 37 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. He hit four threes and went 11-for-11 from the free-throw line.
But for most of the game, it looked like younger brother Seth would be the hero.
The less-heralded Curry was a game-high +13 in the plus/minus and poured in 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Seth hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:03 left to briefly give the Blazers a one-point lead, before Steph’s Warriors scored on consecutive possessions to ice the game.
Interviewed by ESPN’s Doris Burke after the game, Steph explained what the experience was like.
— NBA (@NBA) May 17, 2019
The two combined for the second-most points by brothers in NBA playoff history.
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) May 17, 2019
Twitter had a field day with the battle of the Currys, which included Seth stripping Seth on multiple occasions and some light trash talk.
this is the first game all season Seth Curry had 4 steals and every single one of them he ripped from Steph
— Andre Iguowobla (@WorldWideWob) May 17, 2019
— Your FPFP (@yourfpfp) May 17, 2019
Seth Curry tries to get in Steph Curry’s head by talking trash to him at the FT line pic.twitter.com/6vlho8lgO3
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 17, 2019
Mama Curry changed up her pregame cocktail routine because she was too nervous.
Sonya Curry is so stressed watching her sons, she skipped her pre-game tradition 🍸 pic.twitter.com/7YtxHOFt6I
— ESPN (@espn) May 17, 2019
The Curry parents in the stands didn’t know what to do.
— Ben Ross (@BenRossTweets) May 17, 2019
Seth Curry was making all younger siblings proud.
Seth doing this for younger siblings everywhere
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) May 17, 2019
Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie knows there’s more than one Curry who can play.
Seth clearly tired of y’all acting like there’s only one Curry
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) May 17, 2019
But despite Seth’s monster game, Steph got the last laugh — including a shoutout from his sister.
.@StephenCurry30 you betttaaa!
— Sydel Curry-Lee (@SydelCurryLee) May 17, 2019
Even Magic Johnson weighed in (albeit with a slightly inflated point total for the two-time MVP).
Steph Curry was playing like the old Steph Curry before KD joined the Warriors tonight! He had 39 points, 8 rebounds, & 8 assists.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 17, 2019
I’m sure this is just what the Currys dreamed of growing up in their backyard — twitter hot takes and all.
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