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OAKLAND – Simply as he walked previous an area hallway, Stephen Curry stopped in his tracks. The Warriors’ star noticed his mother, Sonya. Then Curry carried out a double take.
In contrast to most of his NBA video games that she attended, Curry’s mom didn’t put on Stephen’s jersey. With Stephen enjoying towards his youthful brother, Seth, within the Warriors’ 116-94 win over Portland within the Recreation 1 of the Western Convention Finals, Sonya and Curry’s father, Dell, modified their outfits.
By advantage of a coin flip, Sonya wore the entrance of Seth’s No. 31 Path Blazers jersey and the again of Stephen’s No. 30 Warriors jersey. In the meantime, Dell sported the entrance of Stephen’s No. 30 Warriors jersey and the again of Seth’s No. 31 Path Blazers jersey.
“Who’re you with?” Stephen requested Sonya. She then circled and confirmed the again of her jersey. But, Stephen admittedly was not so certain.
“Once I made a shot, I noticed her rise up and cheer and I noticed her in all Portland gear,” Stephen mentioned. “It’s simply bizarre. It’s in all probability extra nerve-wracking for them when it comes to simply making an attempt to get settled into what this collection goes to imply.”
To this point, it means the Warriors and Stephen are too dominant for Portland and Seth. Stephen had 36 factors whereas capturing 12-of-23 from the sphere and tying an NBA post-season report 9-of-15 mark from deep. Seth had solely three factors whereas going 1-of-7 from deep. So when Dell and Sonya noticed Seth come out of the Path Blazers’ locker room, they gave him a hug. Moments later, Sonya bantered with Stephen earlier than his post-game press convention.
“A special mild goes off whenever you see your brother throughout from you” Stephen mentioned. “We’re going to take pleasure in this expertise and it is going to be one thing to recollect, irrespective of the way it finally ends up.”
Stephen and Seth have carried out this ritual loads of occasions. They matched up towards every countlessly as youngsters. They squared off head-to-head in 9 regular-season NBA video games. They competed on this 12 months’s 3-point contest throughout NBA All-Star weekend of their hometown of Charlotte, N.C.
Throughout these occasions, Stephen exerted his credentials as a two-time NBA position participant. Stephen outperformed Seth in factors (24.6, 8.0), capturing share (47.6, 36.9) and assists (7.1, 2.9) below vastly totally different minutes (33.2, 19.9). Stephen completed second on this 3-point contest, whereas Seth was eradicated within the first spherical. Nonetheless, Stephen admitted this one felt totally different. As Stephen mentioned, “on this stage, making an attempt to chase a Finals look, it’s fairly surreal.”
In equity to the sport, Stephen and Seth didn’t have many surreal moments. Stephen bit on one in every of Seth’s pump fakes earlier than he clanked a jumper. Aside from that, the siblings didn’t produce many memorable on-court moments collectively.
A lot of the consideration centered on Dell and Sonya within the stands. Not solely did TV cameras lock in on them. So did Stephen.
“I caught myself a pair occasions trying up within the stands at my mother and father,” Stephen mentioned. “They will’t assist themselves. So any time both of us did one thing good, they each have been clapping. In order that they received to repair themselves.”
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