Dell and Sonya Curry could soon face an impossible choice that no parent wants to be faced with: Which kid do we cheer for?
After Steph Curry scored 33 second-half points to eliminate James Harden and the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the NBA playoff second-round series Friday night, the Warriors now will await the winner of Sunday's do-or-die Game 7 between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers.
Of course, Dell and Sony will be at the Pepsi Center to cheer on Seth Curry and the Blazers, hoping their youngest son can help set up an all-Curry Western Conference finals.
Should Steph vs. Seth become a reality, how will Dell and Sonya choose which son to pull for? They have a simple plan.
If the Blazers do manage to win Game 7 vs Denver, Seth & Steph Curry would be the first brothers to ever play each other in a conference finals. Sonya & Dell told me their plan is to literally flip a coin to split which kid to root for/which parent wears which team’s gear. https://t.co/7GpkkKzc0A— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 11, 2019
Not a bad idea.
After losing Kevin Durant to a mild calf strain in Game 5 against the Rockets, many thought the Rockets would finally get the best of the Warriors, who appeared to be vulnerable for the first time since Durant's arrival. But Klay Thompson kept the Dubs afloat early in Game 6 before Steph came alive late to send the rival Rockets to summer vacation.
As for Seth and the Blazers, they staved off elimination Thursday in Game 6 behind Damian Lillard's 32 points and CJ McCollum's 30.
Setting up an all-Curry conference finals won't be an easy task for the boys from Rip City.
The Nuggets went 34-7 at home during the regular season, good for the best mark in the NBA. During the playoffs, Denver has lost two games at the Pepsi Center. Game 1 of their first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs and Game 2 against the Blazers.
Lillard and McCollum will need to get help from Curry, Rodney Hood and the rest of the Blazers' role players in order to beat the "sassy" Nuggets in the pressure cooker that is the Mile High City.
Should the 'Zers escape Denver with a win and their first Western Conference finals berth since 2000, they'll face the battered two-time defending champions, and Dell and Sonya will face a tough question: Heads or tails?