Curry vs. Curry: Seth explains what it's like to guard Steph originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Seth Curry has been trying to lock down his big brother for his entire life. Defending a two-time NBA MVP is easier said than done, but Seth has been tasked with guarding Steph Curry on some of the game's biggest stages, most notably the 2019 Western Conference finals when Seth's Portland Trail Blazers were swept by the Warriors.
So, what are the Curry vs. Curry matchups in the NBA like for little brother?
What are the Curry vs. Curry matchups like? @sdotcurry talks about going up against his brother, and being the better shooter by the numbers.
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"It's good," Seth Curry told his former Duke teammate Andre Dawkins on the Dawkins on Duke podcast. "Because we played against each other growing up and just to be able to match up with each other on the national stage, obviously at the NBA level they were hyping it up. When we got on the floor, it's like I'm guarding him, he's guarding me. We play the same position so, I kind of know his tendencies a little bit and he knows mine. The biggest thing was just for our families being able to watch it and make memories. It was a competitive series, it was fun. It was something to be remembered for a long time."
The Warriors swept the Blazers four-games-to-zero, but three of the four games came down to the wire.
With Kevin Durant sidelined in the series, Steph Curry went off, averaging 36.5 points per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 42.6 from 3-point range.
Despite Steph's gaudy numbers, Seth believes he did a good job on the defensive end.
"I think I guarded him the best," Seth said laughing. "Should have given me some more minutes on him and we might have won a game or two."
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So far this season, both Currys are off to a hot start. Seth, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, is averaging 15.4 points per game while shooting an astronomical 54.3 percent from 3-point range.
Meanwhile, after a slow start to the season, Steph torched the Blazers on Sunday, dropping a career-high 62 points in the Warriors' win. The three-time NBA champion followed that up by scoring 30 in a win over the Kings on Monday night to move the Warriors above .500 for the first time this season.
The Warriors and 76ers don't meet in the first half of the NBA season, but it's safe to say Seth will be asking Doc Rivers if he can try and lock big brother up when the Warriors come to the City of Brotherly Love.