Playoff clash is a win-win situation for Curry brothers

Sports | 15 May 2019

Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry and Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry will make a little history when they clash in the NBA's Western Conference finals starting this morning (HK time).

According to the Elias Sports Bureau it will be the first time a pair of brothers have played each other in a conference final - and the first time two brothers have clashed in the playoffs since Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies took on Pau Gasol's San Antonio Spurs in the 2017 first round.

Two-time Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, 31, will be playing in a fifth straight conference final, while Seth will be fighting for an NBA Finals berth for the first time.

"So many years I've watched Steph play in the Western Conference final, the NBA Finals - being in the crowd," 28-year-old Seth said after the Trail Blazers edged the Denver Nuggets 100-96 in Game Seven of their second-round series.

It might seem like a nightmare scenario for the brothers' parents, former Charlotte Hornets star Dell Curry and Sonya Curry, but Sonya said it was a win-win for the family. "From our end, to see both of our sons to compete at this level and for the goal to be a championship is such a blessing," she said.

The parents have been traveling the country watching their sons' playoff games. Dell Curry said their biggest dilemma now will be deciding who represents who. But his wife had a solution for which parent will wear Blazers gear and which will sport Warriors colors.

"We are flipping a coin every game," she said.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers confirmed that former Indiana Pacers and Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel had signed a multi-year contract to coach the storied franchise.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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