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Dell, Sonya Curry enjoying Warriors-Blazers moment with Steph, Seth

Dell, Sonya Curry enjoying Warriors-Blazers moment with Steph, Seth

It'll be all business Tuesday night at Oracle Arena when the Trail Blazers and Warriors meet in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

But in the two days leading up to the all-Curry NBA playoff bout, the family is just going to enjoy the moment as Steph and Seth prepare to vie for the right to go to the NBA Finals.

"It's a dream come true for both of us," Seth Curry said Sunday following Portland's 100-96 win in Game 7 over the Denver Nuggets, via ESPN. "Obviously, it's the first time it's been done. It's going to be a lot of fun for our families to be in the building. I'm looking forward to it."

Parents Dell and Sonya Curry already have prepared a plan for which son they'll cheer for during each game. While the tension of the Steph versus Seth matchup will be high, Sonya is choosing to look at the positive side of it. 

"It's going to be so much fun," Sonya Curry told ESPN. "It is. 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. We never could imagine this.

"One of them might go home. But we're going to the championship!"

Since it's Seth's first time competing in the playoffs, Sonya is especially excited to watch the younger brother on this big of a stage.

"It's fun," she said. "It is really. I actually look forward to watching Seth and doing that. I want him to steal the ball and want him to shoot over Stephen and all that good stuff. I want him to have his moments, too."

After going down three games to two to the Nuggets, the Blazers rallied for wins in Game 6 and Game 7 to punch their ticket to their first conference finals since 2000, thanks in large part to CJ McCollum's 37-point bonanza in the decisive contest.

The Blazers now will face a Warriors team looking to head to its fifth consecutive NBA Finals. The last time the Blazers made the conference finals, they faced another juggernaut: The 2000 Shaq-Kobe Lakers. 

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While the Blazers battled the Nuggets in their grueling seven-game series, the Dubs had their hands full with James Harden and the Houston Rockets. After Kevin Durant suffered a right calf strain in Game 5, it appeared the Rockets finally might be able to knock off the NBA's Goliath, but Steph exploded for 33 second-half points in Game 6 to send Houston on summer vacation. 

Durant's status for the Western Conference finals still is up in the air. If he remains out, the load will fall on Curry, the two-time NBA MVP, to carry the Warriors past his brother and the Blazers. Steph is 7-2 lifetime in head-to-head meetings with Seth, but both those losses came this season.

Portland might appear to be outgunned, but it has posted a 4-3 record against Golden State over the past two seasons. So, don't count Seth and Rip City out before the opening bell rings.

Where Steph Curry's back-to-back MVPs rank among 2010s award winners

Where Steph Curry's back-to-back MVPs rank among 2010s award winners

The last decade was littered with some of the greatest MVP seasons in NBA history.

From Russell Westbrook in 2016-17 becoming the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson in 1962 to LeBron James taking his game to new heights during the 2012-13 season, there was no shortage of singular campaigns to remember. Of course, Warriors star Steph Curry was plenty unprecedented on his own, becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history in 2015-16 and the only player other than James to win the award multiple times in the 2010s.

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Curry's MVP wins will stand the test of time, but where do those campaigns stand among his award-winning peers' in the last 10 years? Here's how I ranked the MVP-winning seasons of the 2010s, starting with arguably the biggest outlier among the bunch. 

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Steve Kerr explains moment he realized Warriors' dynasty was underway

Steve Kerr explains moment he realized Warriors' dynasty was underway

Steve Kerr has seen plenty of success during his tenure as the Warriors head coach. In just six seasons, Kerr has won over 70 percent of his regular-season games and helped bring three championships to the Bay Area.

The coach told 95.7 The Game on Friday that he first realized he might be captaining a dynasty during the 2015 NBA Playoffs.

“For me, the moment was when we beat Houston in the West Finals in 2015,” Kerr said. “We had maybe a 12-point lead with about 45 seconds left, and I was standing up near halfcourt, kind of leaning against the scorer’s table. 

“There was a dead ball, and that was the moment when we realized we were going to win, the crowd realized it, our team realized it. And I just soaked it all in, I remember just looking (at) the entire panoramic view around Oracle and just soaking it all. It was such an incredible moment to be heading back to the Finals for the first time in 40 years.”

Warriors fans had sat through so many rough seasons and come up short in the postseason for several years in a row prior to Kerr’s arrival, but that night marked the de facto beginning of the organization’s perch atop the NBA, where they’d stay for the next five seasons.

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A disastrous 2019-20 season riddled with injuries brought many back to reality, but it likely won’t continue even if the NBA restarts the season after the coronavirus pause. 

Golden State then can look forward to restarting the dynasty in 2020-21 with a healthy Steph Curry and Klay Thompson back on the court.

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