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Monday, May 25, 2020

Seth Curry tried to get in Steph’s head over free throw streak

By the numbers, Stephen Curry is currently the greatest free throw shooter in the history of the NBA. His 90.47 percent conversion rate places him first all time among active and retired players, and that part of his game has been as good as it gets during the postseason this year.

And there’s nothing his younger brother Seth can do about it.

Steph stepped to the free throw line to shoot three free throws with 2:01 left in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors and Trail Blazers. Before he hit all three to give Golden State a 111-108 lead, the two-time NBA MVP had some sort of exchange with Seth.

Following the game, Seth admitted he was trying to get in Steph’s head. The younger Curry commented after the first free throw that his older brother had made “70 in a row,” and Steph had a great response.

“I was trying to get in his head and jinx him,” Seth said, per ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. “He looked over at me and said, ‘OK, now it’s gonna be 72.’ And then he made them both.”

For what it’s worth, Stephen has now made 30 straight free throws. He saw a previous career-best streak of 43 in a row snapped during Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets.

While the Blazers appear to be overmatched against Golden State as expected, Steph Curry looks like he is having fun going against his brother. He tried to explain some of the awkwardness that goes along with that after Game 2.

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