When Steph Curry was asked early in his postgame presser about keeping up with the playoff picture in the Western Conference, the two-time NBA MVP confidently said he checks the standings daily.
The standings for the Western Conference, that is. Curry had no idea that his brother Seth and the Philadelphia 76ers are atop the Eastern Conference with a 13-6 record to start the season.
"I don't even follow the East, so I didn't even know that," Curry told reporters after the Warriors' 114-93 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. "I knew they were playing well, I knew they were happy to have him back from protocols and all that, I didn't even know that, so shout out to S Dot."
The younger Curry brother has been a key piece of Philadelphia's rotation this season, starting all 12 games he's played in and averaging 28.9 minutes a night while shooting an astounding 50.9 percent from three on 4.8 attempts per game.
Steph and the Warriors, meanwhile, are in the thick of a fiercely competitive Western Conference a little over a month into the season. After Thursday's games, the Warriors are ninth in the West, just a few percentage points behind the Suns and Trail Blazers, who are in a tie for seventh.
The middle of the standings is an absolute logjam, as the teams from No. 5-9 are separated by just 30 percentage points.
The Warriors' next chance to climb back up the standings comes Saturday, when they'll host the Detroit Pistons at Chase Center.