The Seth vs. Steph brotherly rivalry finally lived up to it’s billing on Thursday night. While the eldest Curry surprised no one by dropping 37 points, Seth came up huge in the fourth quarter, going 3-for-3 from deep, nearly willing the Blazers to victory.
After the game Steph said that Game 2 was the most fun he’s had playing against his brother, and even revealed the two did a bit of trash talking in the fourth quarter.
“This was like the coolest experience I think I’ve ever had playing against him,” Steph said. “We talked about the stage and he was amazing tonight. Every minute he was out there defensively he was a pest, made three big shots in the fourth quarter, very timely. For my parents I know we’ve talked about it the whole series and these last two games, it’s probably nerve wracking as heck for them, but it worked out perfectly tonight, he played well and we won.
“He tried to distract me at the free throw line in the fourth quarter and I knew how to go back at him but stay focused on what I needed to do. It’s just fun. I had to catch myself a couple of times cause I do want to go over and have a little small talk or whatever, but you gotta stay locked in.”
So what did Seth say to his big brother?
“He made the first (free throw), I told him that’s like 70 in a row,” Seth said postgame. “I tried to jinx him a little bit. He was like ‘alright, it’s going to be 72.’ He made them both, so he wasn’t fazed.”
Better luck next time.