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.

Why Warriors should be happy Raptors beat Bucks in Game 3 of East finals

Why Warriors should be happy Raptors beat Bucks in Game 3 of East finals

Publicly, the Warriors have no rooting interest in the Eastern Conference. Why would they?

They're one win away from reaching their fifth straight NBA Finals and in the midst of one of the greatest sports dynasties of all time. 

What they should want, however, is a long series between the Bucks and the Raptors. That's exactly why Golden State should be happy Toronto beat Milwaukee 118-112 in double overtime in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series on Sunday. 

After the Bucks dominated the Raptors in the first two games of the series by a combined 30 points in Milwaukee, Toronto held them off north of the border. This series is guaranteed to go at least five games now. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo played 45 minutes before fouling out and the Raptors were led by Kawhi Leonard's 36 points over 52 minutes. 

A longer series and more minutes played by the two superstars is a win-win for the Warriors. 

Despite winning five straight games and being ahead three-games-to-none over the Blazers in the Western Conference finals, the Warriors are without two of their top players. Forward Kevin Durant is rehabbing a strained right calf and center DeMarcus Cousins is on his way back from a torn left quad. 

Durant didn't travel with the team to Portland and will be out for Game 4 on Monday night. Cousins, however, is said to be closer than KD in making a return to the Dubs

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Even without the two stars, the Warriors have been on a roll. But players, and even one mother, know how important Durant and Cousins are in the team's attempt to three-peat.

The NBA Finals don't begin until May 30. The Warriors can have over a week to rest and get healthy if they sweep the Blazers. At the same time, their opponent could be significantly less rested, especially if the Raptors keep winning.

Draymond Green's mom agrees Warriors need Kevin Durant for NBA Finals

Draymond Green's mom agrees Warriors need Kevin Durant for NBA Finals

The Warriors are rolling right now. Whether it's the Splash Brothers heating up from deep, or Draymond Green doing it, the Blazers have had no answers for them in the Western Conference finals. 

And they're doing it all without Kevin Durant, the back-to-back NBA Finals MVP. 

Without Durant, the Warriors are looking like the squad that won a ring and set a NBA record with 73 regular-season wins without him. None of that matters, though. When you can have one of the greatest to ever play the game on your team, you welcome him with wide open arms. 

Draymond Green's mother, Mary Babers-Green, agrees. 

Like mother, like son. 

With Durant rehabbing a strained right calf in the Warriors' last four games, all wins, Draymond has averaged 14 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game. Don't tell him the Warriors are better without KD, though. 

“That’s idiotic,” Green said to The Athletic's Tim Kawakami Thursday after the Warriors' 114-111 win in Game 2 over the Blazers. “It’s very idiotic. I don’t think there’s one person in this locker room, one person in this organization that thinks that. And I know for damn sure that any idiot that does possibly (say) it don’t believe it.”

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Durant will miss Game 4 on Monday. A Warriors win would give them a sweep and well over a week of rest before the NBA Finals begin on May 30.