Breakfast Special: Curry Sibling “Rivalry”

When I was a kid, to call what my brother and I had “sibling rivalry” was to give it more credit than it deserved. It was more like he was the Pittsburgh Steelers and I was the Cleveland Browns. He was a high-achiever. I was the kid with the grades like the bra cup sizes on “Baywatch” and the drug problem.

Which brings us to the following: 12-of-23 from the field, 9-of-15 from three, 36 points for Stephen Curry, 1-of-7 from the field, 1-of-4 from three, three points for Seth Curry.

The Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94, and it would seem to turn out that having The Other Curry on your team is just going to bring out the best in his big brother as he shows out in front of his parents.

Nice knowin’ ya, Portland. If Steph keeps this up, the Warriors are winning this series in four.

Klay Thompson had 26 points on 3-of-9 from three and 10-of-24 overall. Draymond Green added 12 points on 5-of-11.

And nobody else on Golden State even scored in double figures, while Kevin Durant sat with the calf strain he sustained in the previous round.

The Warriors bench came out to play, and between the regular use of the reserves and the stuff done in garbage time, they were 12-of-22 from the field, 4-of-5 from three, and 8-of-10 from the line, a 36-point, 1.64 points-per-FGA monster showing that belies the notion that the Dubs have no depth beyond their stars.

Portland shot 36.1 percent from the field, 25 percent (7-of-28) from three, turned the ball over 21 times to the Warriors’ 14, and saw Damian Lillard shoot just 4-of-12 after his 3-of-17 in Game 7 of the Nuggets series.

And CJ McCollum wasn’t bailing him out this time; McCollum had 17 points on 7-of-19 to go with a game-worst minus-20 in 38 minutes.

The only bright spots for the Blazers were Rodney Hood off the bench (4-of-8 and 17 points; the rest of the Blazers reserves combined to shoot 3-of-20 for 11 points) and Maurice Harkless (7-of-12; 17 points) for the starters.

Everyone else stunk out the joint, but few more publicly noticeably than Seth Curry, who got absolutely embarrassed by his big bro.

Nobody quick-releases off a (moving) screen like Steph:

People forget that Steph is a great rim finisher for his size:

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Klay had himself a time:

And the rest of your Steph Show:

Man, these Breakfast Specials get shorter than Muggsy Bogues in May, don’t they? Don’t worry, I’ve got a feature brewing (today or tomorrow.) It’s about Zion and LeBron. That oughtta get the click count up. Stay tuned, and thanks for reading!