Seth Curry's NBA D-League debut was ridiculous. He broke the Santa Cruz Warriors' record for points scored in a game with 36. He hit the kind of shots most NBA fans are instead used to seeing from his older brother, Stephen Curry. He shot a ridiculous 63.1% from the field, which is sort of godly. And if all that wasn't enough, he gave the crowd a little extra by dishing out a team-high six assists.
But on Sunday night in rematch against the Austin Toros, he came crashing back down to earth.
It wasn't because the younger Curry was forcing shots or the fact that the Toros' defense made a significant jump in two nights. In fact, he was getting similar looks. That said, he wasn't exactly engulfed in flames this time around and thus, the end result wasn't very pretty: 10 points on some woeful 3-for-14 shooting. Most of those missed shots were jumpers. Actually, all of them were, as he only took one shot in the paint in the 34 minutes he played. He happened to make that shot.
But credit needs to be given where credit is due, because, after recognizing that it wasn't his night, Curry opted to facilitate a little more. That happened to work like a charm.
To go along with those 10 points, the guard dished out 11 assists, giving him his first double-double of the young season. The person who was on the receiving end of most those assists was Nemanja Nedovic (also know as the European Derrick Rose), who had quite an impressive night himself - 31 points on 9-for-12 shooting.
So, only two nights after breaking the Santa Cruz's record for points scored in a single game, Curry struggled, but still managed to pencil his name in the history books by tying Stef Hannah and Darington Hobson's Warriors' assist record.
Through two games, the Duke alum's season averages stand at 23.0 points, 8.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. While it's still far too early to fire up the #CallSethUp campaign, there have been some promising signs in his first two games, such as his ability to recognize when he has an off night and still be effective, as well as his ability to heat up like a microwave (it must be a Curry thing). But there is still a lot of work to be done, which is something the young gun talked about after the game:
"I’ve just got to go out and focus on playing the same way I would (in the NBA). Just be aggressive. I can’t go out there thinking I’ve got to kill just to show everybody, prove everybody wrong. I just have to go out there, stay calm and play. I think I can do a good job of that. I’m definitely not where I want to be."
That's what we like to hear, Seth.