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'I was trying to get in his head' – The Curry sibling rivalry briefly took over Game 2


Steph’s Warriors got the better of Seth’s Blazers, but not before the brothers turned the fourth quarter into a family affair.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The fact that Sonya Curry sent a group text to her extended family on the eve of the Western Conference finals is not surprising.
She’s always sending inspirational texts to the family. Or as she pronounces it, “texes, like Texas.” But this “texes” message was special, because her sons — Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Seth Curry of the Portland Trail Blazers — are the first brothers to play against each other in a conference finals.
And while she doesn’t like the Currys being called the NBA’s Royal Family or First Family — “Those titles come from other people,” she says. “We’re not saying that’s us. We’re just like everybody else. We’ve just been given this platform.” — Sonya Curry did want the family to enjoy this experience and handle the attention with class.
“Most of my texts are kind of motivational,” she told ESPN after Stephen’s Warriors bested Seth’s Trail Blazers 114-111 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series Thursday night.
“I send a lot of scripture. In this one I just told everyone, ‘God is the reason we’re in this position as a family. So if he’s helped get us here, it’s up to us to represent him with class in the stands, on the court, wherever.'”
Seth’s fiancée, Callie Rivers, responded. So did Stephen and his wife, Ayesha. So did Sonya’s daughter, Sydel Curry Lee.
“Everybody is pretty good about responding except for Seth,” Sonya Curry said. “He read it though.”
Seth was standing off to the side, in the hallway outside the family room at Oracle Arena after the loss Thursday. He’d played great, scoring 16 points on 5-for-9 shooting.

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