Stephen Curry’s brother Seth finally got to play some extended minutes against the Warriors Saturday night. The problem was, the 9 1/2 minutes he received from Sacramento Kings coach George Karl all came in the fourth quarter, by which time his bro was long gone from the game.
Steph Curry played 30 minutes in the Warriors’ 120-101 victory over the Kings, but after Golden State blew out to a 29-point lead in the third quarter, he sat for the entire fourth quarter — for the fourth consecutive game.
So the Currys are now 0 for 2 this year in their dream of playing against one another, something they’ve never done in an organized game. It was weird for Steph, because Seth came in and played well, scoring nine points by hitting all three of his 3-point attempts (he was 3 for 4 overall) and also dished a couple of assists.
“Actually, when his brother hit the first 3, I looked down to see if Steph was cheering or if he was yelling that we left him open,” said interim coach Luke Walton.
Curry mused that it must be fate that he and Seth can’t hook up one-on-one.
“I looked at Luke for a second to see if he’d put me in to guard him for a possession or two, but that was about it,” Steph said.
As for how he reacted watching Seth make his three 3-pointers, he said, “I told (Walton) the first one he made, I forgot where I was and went up with my hands to clap, like I was watching him play at Duke or something, and then I realized he was on the other team. So I had to kind of act like I was mad … but I wasn’t.
“Draymond called me out on the second 3, because I was shaking my head,” Steph continued. “He said, `Stop shaking your head, you know you’re happy.’ Which I was.”