Saturday, March 22, 2008

From NY Times

For the Currys, a Keen Shooting Eye Runs in the Family

RALEIGH, N.C. — Dell Curry spent 16 seasons smooth-shooting his way through the N.B.A. as a guard for Utah, Cleveland, Charlotte, Milwaukee and Toronto. He was a model of consistency from behind the 3-point arc, which inevitably made him unbeatable in all of those family games of H-O-R-S-E.

That was until one day last year, when Curry finally lost. The winner? Stephen Curry, Dell’s son and a guard for the Davidson Wildcats.

“Right now I have the win streak going,” Stephen Curry said Thursday. “He can still shoot, so competitions are pretty even.”

Stephen Curry can shoot a little, too, as Gonzaga found out on Friday. Curry scored 40 points to lead 10th-seeded Davidson to an 82-76 victory against No. 7 Gonzaga in a Midwest Region first-round game at the RBC Center. It was the first tournament victory in 39 years for Davidson, and it sent the Wildcats into a second-round game against No. 2 Georgetown on Sunday.

Curry’s performance came in front of his parents, who are regulars at Davidson games and watched from the front row.

“It was amazing, man,” said Dell Curry, who retired from the N.B.A. in 2002 and now works for the Charlotte Bobcats. “I tell you, I know what my parents felt like now.”

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