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Stephen Curry and LeBron James placed on an epic battle Saturday evening, but it surely was the Los Angeles Lakers who received the most effective of the Golden State Warriors in double time beyond regulation, 145-144.

Curry scored a game-high 46 factors on 17-of-35 from the sector. He made 9 3-pointers. He even put the Warriors up one level with underneath 5 seconds to play within the second time beyond regulation interval. However James was fouled with 1.2 seconds left and sunk the go-ahead free-throws.

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry dribbles the ball in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photograph/Nic Coury)

The celebrity sharpshooter was clearly annoyed as he left the courtroom. Cameras on the Crypto.com Area caught Curry ripping his jersey in anger as he walked to the locker room.

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Curry expressed frustrations with the officiating as properly. The Warriors solely shot 16 free throws whereas the Lakers took 43 free throws.

“You need to be in place the place the gamers determine the sport or it’s constant on each ends of what you’re calling,” he stated, through the San Francisco Chronicle. “… There have been most likely three performs that I used to be concerned in the place it was a transparent dangerous name.”

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Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James after being knocked down throughout the second time beyond regulation in opposition to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photograph/Nic Coury)

As he talked to reporters after the sport, Curry mirrored on his rivalry with James.

“Yearly we get to do that, the back-and-forth battles, all of the Finals runs, to the playoffs final yr, after the horn sounded tonight, there was just a little chuckle of we are able to’t like think about a situation the place a sport like tonight occurs, his yr, what, 21, and my yr 15,” Curry stated of James. “All the opposite guys within the league who’ve been doing it 15-plus years, KD (Kevin Durant), CP (Chris Paul), it’s insane.

“You stay up for the battles, however you additionally recognize the mutual respect of what it takes to maintain doing what you’re doing at this stage as a result of only some folks understand how onerous it’s. I’m glad to be in that group.”

James, who had 36, mirrored on the second as properly.

“It’s one thing I’ll have the ability to discuss with my grandkids, discuss, me having the ability to compete with one of many biggest gamers to ever play the sport,” James stated. “So hopefully I will be cool with my grandkids at that time, for certain.”

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Golden State Warriors’ Brandin Podziemski high-fives fellow guard Stephen Curry throughout the Los Angeles Lakers sport, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, in San Francisco. (AP Photograph/Nic Coury)

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Golden State dropped its sixth sport out of its final eight. The Warriors are beginning to slip down the Western Convention standings. They’re 19-24 and in twelfth place.

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