Rivers on son-in-law Curry scoring 32 vs. 76ers: 'Wanted to smack him'


The Nets, without Kevin Durant, couldn’t keep up with the 76ers in an eventual loss on Wednesday night, but it wasn’t from a lack of scoring on Seth Curry’s part.

The former Sixer lit it up from downtown, finishing with a season-high 32 points while shooting 7-for-10 from beyond the arc, a dominant performance coming off the bench.

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Meanwhile, his former head coach, and father-in-law, Doc Rivers, could only watch from the opposing bench.

“I wanted to just smack him,” Rivers laughed. “I'm not kidding either.
I was going to go over and see my grandkids on Sunday, and now I'm rethinking that now from that performance.”

Curry is married to Rivers’ daughter, Callie, and the two have two young children together. But on Wednesday night, Rivers wasn’t seeing Curry as part of the family, rather part of the enemy that his team couldn’t stop on the defensive end. But in the end, Rivers’ Sixers did enough to get the win, despite Curry’s brilliance.

“He was great. He made every shot,” Rivers said. “But that’s how players are. When they come back and play against teams they’ve played with before, no matter if it was a good trade or a bad trade, they want to kill you.
And he did that tonight. So I get that.”

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