3. Seth Curry stepped up in front of his family
As frequently noted during the game broadcasts, Seth and Stephen Curry are the first brothers to compete in a conference finals. It’s a matchup that has forced their parents to wear split jerseys as they cheer their sons on from the stands.
On the court, it was all Steph in Game 1. He came away with 36 points on 12-of-23 shooting. Meanwhile, Seth had only three points on 1-of-7 shooting. The younger brother would certainly need to step up in Game 2, for his team and for the sibling rivalry.
Seth did just that on Thursday night. He scored 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range. He also swiped four steals and netted a game-high plus/minus of +13.
Seth’s defensive performance was bolstered by his knowledge of his brother’s tendencies. All four of his steals came from pestering Stephen in some form. Offensively, he was the most confident Blazers role player in catch-and-shoot situations, as a few of his teammates tended to hesitate on open opportunities.
Seth’s play was not lost on the Warriors, as both Draymond Green and Steph applauded his effort. While the Blazers came up short, more of this out of Seth will certainly help them as the series progresses