Duke basketball alum shows no signs of rust in COVID-19 return

Duke basketball standouts Jayson Tatum and Seth Curry (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball standouts Jayson Tatum and Seth Curry (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

A Duke basketball alum showed no signs of rust in his return from COVID-19. 

The NBA keeps motoring along in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and one Duke basketball standout has returned to the court following a positive test.

Perhaps the most dramatic announcement of a positive COVID-19 test since Rudy Gobert’s last season, former Blue Devil Seth Curry was whisked off the bench of the Philadelphia 76ers in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets on January 7.

Curry was not active in the game due to an injury, but his positive test forced the entire 76ers team to quarantine in New York following the game.

After two weeks away from the team, the former Blue Devil finally returned to the court on Friday night.

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After his season-best 28-point outburst back on January 6, Curry was still able to log 27 minutes in Philly’s 122-110 victory over the Boston Celtics, adding 15 points, one assist, and one steal in the winning cause.

Seth Curry shot 6-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-5 from 3-point range while head coach Doc Rivers inserted the shooting guard in the starting lineup.

In the eight games Curry has played in this season, he has scored double-digits in seven of those contests. The lone game where he did not reach at least 10 points came in the team’s lone loss when the 30-year-old had been active against the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 27.

Duke basketball alum preparing for the best in the Eastern Conference

Through a short but strange season thus far in the NBA, the Philadelphia 76ers remain as the best team in the Eastern Conference, with a one and a half game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Curry is averaging a career-best 16.8 points per game on 60.2-percent shooting from the field and 59.6-percent from three-point range.

Philadelphia (11-5)  is scheduled to return to the court on Saturday night against the Detroit Pistons (3-12) at 8:00pm EST.

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