The NBA 3-Point Contest is not only about to become a homecoming for the Curry family in Charlotte, N.C., but a family affair as well. Both Steph and brother Seth Curry will compete from beyond the arc.
That doesn't matter to Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, though, who just happens to be teammates with the younger of the two brothers.
“I’m shooting against the Curry’s in they hometown... I’m going to win, I’m in there to win.” — @Dame_Lillard— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) January 29, 2019
This isn't Lillard's first time in the shootout. He competed in 2014, but once again, doesn't have something the elder Curry does: a win. Steph won in 2015, but hasn't competed since 2016.
In 11 fewer games played this season, Steph Curry (203) has made 61 more 3-pointers on the season than Lillard (142). He also leads the NBA in made shots from deep per game at 5.2, while Lillard is eighth at 2.8.
Seth, playing only 17.7 minutes per game, is shooting a stout 48.1 percent from 3-point range, which is better than Steph (45.1) and Lillard (37.1).
Just like in the playoffs, Lillard has a long ways to go to catch the two-time MVP.