Seth Curry and his Philadelphia 76ers teammates knew they had to step up Wednesday night with star center Joel Embiid out with a knee injury.
Philadelphia came from a Game 4 loss to the Washington Wizards in the first round of his NBA playoff series. He just needed to close this series so Embiid and other players could get some rest.
Wow, the lesser known Curry was more than ready to step up. He scored the Sixers’ first 12 points in a final third quarter in which Philadelphia edged Washington by seven points.
All that said, Seth Curry scored a 30 playoff points in 31 minutes of action. He made 10 of 17 shots and was 11 more when he was on the court.
Even with Embiid offside in this one, no one expected Curry to lead Philadelphia in scoring and to date with the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Most thought Ben Simmons or Tobias Harris would do the heavy lifting.
That was not the case, and there were people talking.