LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry was having an off night. By the time the fourth quarter ended, he had hit only six of 17 shots – and three of those misses were air balls.
But when the game went into overtime, the two-time MVP showed again what makes him the NBA’s best shooter.
Curry hit two 3-pointers to open the extra period and the Warriors outlasted the pesky Los Angeles Lakers 127-123 on Wednesday.
”Obviously, he had a horrible start to the game, but what makes Steph, Steph, is on a night like tonight he can still make huge plays,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
”It takes a special player to bounce back within the same game and be able to reverse that, and that’s what he did.”
Curry scored 28 points, 13 in overtime. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 29 points and Klay Thompson added 20 as Golden State avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this season.
The Lakers got a career-high 32 points from Brandon Ingram to push the defending champs into overtime. He and Durant dueled back-and-forth all night.
It was the first meeting of the season between the division foes, also making it the first matchup between Curry and Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball.
Ball finished with 15 points and
Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/curry-comes-through-in-ot-warriors-outlast-lakers-127-123-113017
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