Lakers vs Warriors NBA: LA Lakers defeat Golden State Warriors in double overtime, led by LeBron James

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NBA: LA Lakers defeat Golden State Warriors in double overtime, led by LeBron James

Lakers vs Warriors NBA: LA Lakers defeat Golden State Warriors in double overtime, led by LeBron James

NBA: Lakers beat Golden State Warriors after second OT

Lakers vs. Warriors: The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors 145-144 on Saturday night thanks to a triple-double from LeBron James, who finished with two free throws with 1.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime period. James also had 20 rebounds, 12 assists, and outscored Stephen Curry.

With 4.7 seconds remaining in the second overtime, Curry made the game-winning 3-pointer. He then made another one over Anthony Davis with 1:22 remaining to finish with 46 points and a season-high nine 3-pointers.

After making two 3-pointers late in regulation to get to 28 points, D’Angelo Russell made another long-range shot with 53 seconds remaining in the second overtime period.

In Golden State’s first double-OT game since a 143-141 victory against Atlanta on January 2, 2023, he fouled out with 1:14 remaining in the first overtime and another late in the second extra period.

Following a near-injury scare in the third, Davis returned. With 29 seconds remaining in regulation, he made two free throws; however, with 14.7 seconds remaining, he missed the first of two, allowing Golden State to lead 118-116. With less than six seconds remaining, Curry drove through the paint for the game-tying layup that forced overtime.

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Lakers vs Warriors James recorded his third triple-double of the year and 110th of his career with 12 points in the two overtime periods. Along with 13 rebounds, Davis scored 29 points.

With 5.9 seconds left in the game, Klay Thompson made a game-winning three.

After the Lakers defeated the Warriors in a six-game Western Conference semifinal series last year, these star-studded teams squared off in another exciting match.

Curry scored 25 points or more in a game for the fifth time in a row. It was his second straight game with six or more three-pointers and his third in five. It was his 65th career 40-point game and his third this season.

Together, James and Davis shot 14 of 19 in the first half, 25 of 49 for the game, and helped the team to a 55-50 rebounding advantage.

The Warriors had a season-high point total and a season-high 23 3-pointers made. For the first time this season, Draymond Green and Jonathan Kuminga shared the floor for the opening tip as Golden State used its fifteenth starting lineup.

Kuminga scored 22 points on a night when Thompson missed his first five 3-point attempts and was 1 for 10 before making two midway through the third quarter, capping off a career-high 31-point performance on Thursday. Kuminga has put up a career-high 20 points or more in six straight games.

The Lakers led 68-63 at the half after James scored the last seven points of the first half. Following the intermission, they started 1 of 7 before Russell’s 3 at 8:05.

After Golden State’s 134-133 loss to Sacramento on Thursday night in another 2023 playoff rematch, this was yet another wild game for the Warriors. The Warriors won Game 7 of their first-round matchup against the Kings.

In his 758th game overall, Thompson moved up to take sole possession of fifth place on the Warriors’ all-time list, surpassing the late Nate Thurmond.

 

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