Warriors' Seth Curry Scores 44 Points in First NBA D-League Playoff Game
A year ago it was Stephen Curry who enjoyed a coming-out party in the playoffs, taking over games with unconscious shooting. On Thursday, it was younger brother Seth's turn to enter the Curry Zone -- on National Siblings Day and "Splash Brothers" Night, no less.
While Steph took on the Nuggets at Oracle Arena, Seth caught fire in his first career playoff game for Golden State's NBA D-League affiliate in nearby Santa Cruz. His final numbers topped even some of his brothers' best games: 44 points -- the third-most ever scored in an NBA D-League playoff game -- on 15-for-20 shooting, including 9-for-14 from beyond the arc. Accounting for the added value of three-pointers, that's an effective field goal percentage of 97.5. And as you'd expect he was hot from all over the floor:
In fact, in Steph's five-year career with the Warriors, he's never had a game in which he scored 40-plus points on 70-percent shooting or better. Big brother gave little brother a Twitter shoutout following his career night, as did Golden State/Santa Cruz rookie Nemanja Nedovic and former Duke teammate Ryan Kelly of the Lakers:
Congrats to @sdotcurry on a great game, one of the best perfomances i ve ever witnessed.— Nemanja Nedovic (@nedovic1624) April 11, 2014