Steph Curry scored the final three points of the Warriors’ 116-96 comeback victory against the Philadelphia 76ers with 1:27 left in the game. The score was far out of reach for the Sixers, but the Warriors’ star did not realize how high the stakes were until his sixth 3-pointer of the night.
Until then, his younger brother and 76ers guard Seth Curry had surpassed him – by exactly two points.
“I did not, he reminded me right after the match,” Steph told reporters when asked if he knew how many points he and Seth had before the final shot. “I did not know the stakes were so high on that shot.”
Steph finished with a game-high 25 points. Seth was the match’s second highest scorer with 24 points, which is his second highest scoring night this season.
While he’s obviously happy that the Warriors improved to NBA best 16-2 with the win over the 76ers, Steph couldn’t help but praise his younger brother.
“That guy plays incredible basketball and it’s fun to watch,” Steph said. “He’s getting better. He’s going at his own pace, he’s so under control. … It’s impressive, the way he plays, the way he has entered his own identity in this league as a goal scorer and playmaker .
“Proud, proud brother.”
After the game, Steph posted a picture of him, Seth and Warriors guard Damion Lee – who is married to Steph and Seth’s sister Sydel – with the caption “Family Things! Happy Thanksgiving.”
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While the oldest Curry continues to play as if chasing his third MVP award, Seth enjoys the best year of his eight-year career by having an average career high of 15.9 points per game. match. His next chance for revenge on his older brother comes on December 11, when the Warriors play in Philadelphia.
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