Basketball: Curry brothers to spice up NBA 3-point contest, say reports

Brothers Seth (left) and Stephen Curry.
Brothers Seth (left) and Stephen Curry.PHOTOS: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry and his younger brother Seth will battle in the NBA All-Star weekend three-point shooting contest, US media reported.

"The three-point shootout will be fun with the Curry brothers," Stephen Curry told ESPN.

"I know he's going to be gunning for me, though. That's the problem."

Seth Curry, who plays for the Portland Trail Blazers, is shooting 48 per cent from three-point range this season - second-best in the NBA.

Stephen, who is third all-time in made three-pointers, is making 44.4 per cent of his shots from beyond the arc.

This year's All-Star weekend Feb 16-17 in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be a homecoming for the Curry brothers.

Their father, Dell, played 10 seasons for the Charlotte Hornets.

Stephen Curry will be appearing in his sixth three-point contest.

He won it in 2015 but skipped the event the past two years.

He has also been voted a starter on the Western Conference team for the All-Star Game.