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Steph Curry, Seth to test brotherly love in Western Conference finals

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Arguably the two best backcourts in the game.

Damian Lillard returning to his hometown of Oakland, for what could be the final NBA playoff series ever at Oracle Arena.

The potential returns of both Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins.

The Western Conference finals matchup is now set after the Portland Trail Blazers eliminated the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 on Sunday, setting up a showdown with the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. The series offers plenty of reasons for intrigue, but there's one in particular that stands out for its historical rarity.

And it's bound to stress out every member of the Curry family.

In these Western Conference finals, Steph and Seth Curry will become just the seventh pair of brothers in NBA history to face each other in an NBA playoff series.

This, however, will be the first time that two brothers have gone head-to-head in the conference finals.

Apparently, the elder brother was anticipating this outcome:

It's a simultaneous best-and-worst-case scenario for Dell and Sonya Curry. One of their sons is guaranteed to play for the NBA championship. The other won't have the opportunity (this year, at least).

If you think that's tough, just imagine what Sunday would have been like had the Warriors not eliminated the Rockets in Game 6 on Friday. Had Golden State lost that night, its Game 7 also would have been Sunday, forcing the Curry parents to divide and conquer in support.

 

Luckily for the parents, the Warriors handled business in Houston, allowing them to be present for Seth and Portland's Game 7 win in Denver. You can be sure they'll be in attendance for all games of the Western Conference finals, however many there might be.

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How they split up the team allegiances, though, is anyone's guess.