When it comes to brother vs. brother competition, even with world-class athlete brothers like Stephen Curry and Seth Curry, there’s no hesitation to play a little dirty.
In the final minutes of the Golden State Warriors’ comeback victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2 on Thursday, the elder Curry brother went to the line with free throws to shoot and his team down by one.
Seth Curry attempts to sabotage Steph Curry
Curry effortlessly sank the first one, then his brother seemed to have some words for him.
Seth Curry tries to get in Steph Curry's head by talking trash to him at the FT line pic.twitter.com/6vlho8lgO3
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Reporters found out after the game from Seth Curry what was said between the two, with Seth trying to jinx his brother and Steph responding with the perfect comeback.
Seth admits his chirping to his big brother on the free throw line didn’t work 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/BB4ZU2AK88
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“He made the first one, I told him ‘That’s like 70 in a row,’ try to jinx him a little bit. He said ‘Alright, it’s going to be 72.’ He made ‘em both.”
And Steph naturally did make the next two, giving the Warriors a 110-108 lead with two minutes to play.
The real numbers of Steph Curry’s free throw shooting
For what it’s worth, Steph Curry currently has only — only — made 29 free throw in a row dating back to Game 6 of the Warriors-Rockets series.
However, the ESPN broadcast also revealed a stunning stat: Steph Curry has now made 79 free throw in a row during the fourth quarter and overtime in the postseason, because he is far and away the greatest shooter the sport of basketball has ever seen. That is a streak dating back to the 2015 NBA Finals.
An otherwise strong showing from Seth Curry
Seth’s ill-fated piece of trash talk might have been his biggest miss of the game, finishing with 16 points, 4-of-7 from deep and four steals, all from his brother.
Steph might have been the star of the show with 37 points, eight assists and eight rebounds, but he had plenty of back-handed praise for his brother after the game.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 17, 2019
At this rate, it might be a while before Sonya Curry goes back to her pregame cocktail.
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