Steph Curry greets Duke players, Coach K ahead of Sweet 16 showdown at Chase Center
from Chelena Goldman, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
While the Golden State Warriors hit the road for a tough stretch of games, superstar Steph Curry was busy “entertaining” on the home front as he welcomed the Duke Blue Devils to the Chase Center in San Francisco.
2-seed Duke, who defeated Draymond Green’s Michigan State Spartans 85-76 on Sunday, will play 3-seed Texas Tech in the Sweet 16 on Thursday/TONIGHT. With the team playing on Curry’s home court, the eight-time All-Star and three-time NBA champ greeted coach Mike Krzyzewski and company to the relatively-new arena.
In speaking to players, Curry notes that “Duke is family” referencing his brother Seth’s successful college career playing at Cameron Indoor.
The Warriors point guard knows a thing or two about the NCAA Tournament from his own college days, making it all the way to the Elite Eight with the Davidson Wildcats.
Curry sustained a foot injury against the Boston Celtics and will likely be sidelined until the beginning of the NBA playoffs in April. Golden State currently sits in third place in the Western Conference behind the second-place Memphis Grizzlies and red-hot Phoenix Suns.