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Steph Curry addresses 'weird' feeling play vs. Seth after Game 1 win

Steph Curry addresses 'weird' feeling play vs. Seth after Game 1 win

Throughout their entire lives, Steph and Seth Curry have faced each other countless times.

But on Tuesday night, they played against each other in a playoff game for the first time.

Steph's squad (the top-seeded Warriors) got the better of Seth's squad (the Portland Trail Blazers), leaving Oracle Areana with a 116-94 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

After the game, in which he scored a game-high 36 points, Steph was asked by ESPN's Doris Burke about playing against Seth.

"Every single time, it's weird," Steph said. "Obviously growing up playing in the backyard, watching our dad play on the same courts, and now we're both representing our family in the league. But to do it on this stage is even crazier considering the journeys we've both had. We're going to enjoy this series no matter how it turns out. But I'm sure for my parents and our family, wherever they are, they're proud of both of us for sure."

Seth wasn't much of a factor in Game 1, finishing with three points on 1-of-7 shooting.

Before Game 1, Dell and Sonya Curry flipped a coin to decide which parent would root for which son. Dell got the Warriors and Sonya got the Blazers. But when they arrived at Oracle, they were wearing custom split jerseys. And during the game, when Steph made a shot, Sonya was up clapping for her oldest son.

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So, despite the outside world trying to get the Curry parents to pick sides, they couldn't do it.

Just like Steph, it must be a weird feeling for the parents to watch their sons play for a chance to go to the NBA Finals.

How Warriors plan to keep Steph Curry healthy despite heavy workload

How Warriors plan to keep Steph Curry healthy despite heavy workload

Steph Curry’s health has long been a topic of conversation around the Warriors organization.

Curry was hampered by ankle issues over his first few seasons in the NBA, and has missed 50 games over the last two seasons, including six playoff games in 2018.

The Warriors know they must invest in keeping Curry on the floor after losing Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala, not to mention playing at least half the season without Klay Thompson. 

Rick Celebrini, the Warriors’ director of sports medicine and performance, was given a stacked budget to equip Chase Center with all the amenities the team needs to keep its aging stars on the floor.

From The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson:

They’ve got a hot tub, cold tub and underwater treadmill, which is already in heavy rotation as Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney and Willie Cauley-Stein use it. They’ve got a “mindfulness room” — a phone-free space where they can relax, meditate or even engage in brain-stimulating games on iPads or virtual reality training. A psychologist will even be on call if necessary. Yes, the Warriors now have their own Wendy Rhoades from “Billions.” They’ve also got a new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, which uses air pressure to allow individuals to walk or run at a lower percentage of their body weight — so a 230-pound Draymond Green will feel like he’s 115 pounds while he’s running.

The new BioFreeze Performance Center will also be equipped with sleep pods, which are the most compelling development for the two-time MVP.

“The sleep pods,” Curry told Thompson. “That’s what I’m excited about.”

The point guard will need all the remedies he can get to avoid missing time on a nearly brand-new roster in Golden State. But no one knows Curry’s body better than himself.

“I’ve always been on top of it like that,” Curry said. “So it won’t be anything new. All I need is the sleep pod and some space for the NormaTec sleeves.”

The additional postseason minutes accrued over five straight runs to the NBA Finals have also played a major factor, as Steph has played in 93 postseason games over that span. While the addition of KD allowed Steph to take more of a breather during the 2017 and 2018 playoffs, Durant’s multiple injuries during last year’s postseason forced Curry to once again shoulder the majority of the burden, something he will now clearly need to do on a nightly basis.

[RELATED: Looney to miss preseason; Dubs hope he'll play in opener]

The good news for Curry is, the Warriors are sparing no expense in making sure he is ready to go as Golden State looks to keep the dynasty alive.

LeBron James mentions Steph Curry, clowns in cryptic Instagram post

LeBron James mentions Steph Curry, clowns in cryptic Instagram post

LeBron James did not play in the Warriors-Lakers preseason game Monday night in Los Angeles.

But about 80 minutes before the opening tip at Staples Center, the three-time NBA champion created headlines when he spoke to the media regarding the drama between the NBA, China and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.

Then about five minutes before the game started, he sent out two tweets:

Before the fourth quarter began, LeBron and Warriors superstar Steph Curry exchanged pleasantries:

After Tuesday's practice, LeBron said he feels like his pregame comments were taken out of context:

About 45 minutes later, he took to Instagram:

Are "they" -- the clowns that is -- the media in general or anybody who disagreed with what he said? Both?

Why send that message to Curry? 

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Does LeBron realize he sounded foolish when he told reporters that he believes Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation, and if he was, then so be it," and immediately followed that with: "I have no idea, but that is just my belief."

Is he aware that the backlash is self-inflicted?

Are you sick of this whole story?

Let's move on.

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