Duke Basketball: Trail Blazers waste Seth Curry’s outstanding performance

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers takes a shot over Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 16: Seth Curry #31 of the Portland Trail Blazers takes a shot over Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 16, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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The former Duke Basketball standout Seth Curry put forth a stellar performance in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but his acts went to waste after the Portland Trail Blazers crumbled in the final minutes.

It wasn’t a must win, but it sure felt like it after the Portland Trail Blazers led the Golden State Warriors by 17 points in Oracle Arena in the Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

The Warriors had a patented second half run in them, but still leading by eight points in the fourth quarter, the Blazers seemed in control.

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Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are the stars of this Blazers team but the hottest Blazer may have been the brother of Warriors star Stephen Curry, Seth Curry.

Seth Curry was all over the floor for Portland in Game 2, ending the night with 16 points, third on the team to Lillard and McCollum in addition to one rebound and two assists.

Curry was also a force on the defensive end with four steals, all on his brother Steph.

Between both team, Seth Curry finished with the highest +/- rating of a +13 in just 29 minutes of action.

He scored the only Trail Blazers points in the final 4:20 of the game, on a made wing 3-pointer that game the Blazers its lead back with under a minute to go.

Portland was unable to hold that small lead and dropped the game 114-111 and fell down 2-0 in the series.

Curry was 5-of-9 from the field, 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and made both of his free throws on the night.

Another former Blue Devil in Rodney Hood continued his stellar play for Portland in the playoffs with 12 points off the bench but after Terry Stotts opted to go with Evan Turner down the stretch until the final minute, Portland missed Hood’s shooting abilities and defensive prowess.

The series now switches to Portland with Game 3 scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at the Moda Center at 9:00pm ET on ESPN.