Was this Steph Curry the best of all time against the Lakers?



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  • Jones, of the Los Angeles Lakers, defends himself against Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles. Photo: Marcio José Sánchez, AP / Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

    Jones, of the Los Angeles Lakers, defends himself against Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles.

    Jones, of the Los Angeles Lakers, defends himself against Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles.


    Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

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Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

Jones, of the Los Angeles Lakers, defends himself against Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Jones, of the Los Angeles Lakers, defends himself against Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Los Angeles.



Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP

Was this Steph Curry the best of all time against the Lakers?


Stephen Curry has captivated the fans with midfield jumpers more times than we can count, but the aim in an badist on Thursday night may have been more impressive than his three more.

Halfway through the first quarter, when the Warriors had already beaten the Lakers in their hometown by 17 points, Curry grabbed a loose ball near the top of the opposite key and sneaked behind the court behind the court to a sprinter Kevin Durant, who had no trouble finding the edge.

He was one of seven badists in the night for the two-time MVP. We will stop describing it now because you only want to see it for yourself.

STEPH GOES BACK FROM THE SECURITY COURT TO KD! ??#DubNation

?: @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/FQZ8Q2Sy66

– NBA (@NBA) April 5, 2019

Curry is feeling good and Golden State came closer to winning the No. 1 seed with a 108-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers that also raced on Thursday night.


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With four regular-season games remaining, the Warriors have the best record in the West (54-24) and have a two-game lead over Denver's idle second. The defending champions of the NBA also have the tiebreaker over the Nuggets in the race for the first seed.

"They looked like they were activating the playoff mode," said Lakers coach Luke Walton. "They arrived in that first room and were ready to leave."

DeMarcus Cousins ​​had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Kevin Durant added 15 points, eight badists and six rebounds. Curry finished a quiet night with seven points on 3 of 14 shots and 10 rebounds. Curry and his brother Splash, Klay Thompson, were a combined 4 of 16 points of 3 points.

"All his equipment is missing, so it's easy enough for us to get into rhythm," Durant said. "A lot of young players are playing, inexperienced players, we take advantage of that."

Johnathan Williams led the Lakers with 17 points and 13 rebounds from the bench. JaVale McGee had 13 boards to help the Lakers beat Golden State 62-51.

"They came out with a championship mentality and they hit us in the mouth to start the game," Williams said.

The Warriors set the tone in the first quarter when they shot 64% from the floor and led by 27 points. They made 7 of 12 triples.

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The Lakers missed the 10 attempts of 3 points in the first. His 12 points were a low season for any quarter.

"The first quarter was horrible for us," said Walton. "From that moment, our guys got engaged and gave what they had, we saw some good performances from those who have opportunities."


The Angels beat Golden State 30-21 in the second, when their shot improved to 32% from the field, but still lost 60-42 at halftime.

Quinn Cook had 12 of his 18 points in the second for the Warriors, who won their third consecutive place and fifth in six games.

"We are warming up at the right time," Cook said. "The guys want to finish the season the right way."

Draymond Green, Thompson, Durant, Cousins ​​and Curry dominated the third, beating the Lakers by 10 points to take a 94-66 lead in the fourth. The triple of Damion Lee gave Golden State its biggest advantage of 34 points.

The fourth quarter was nothing more than a nationally televised audition at the Lakers bank for future work with team owner Jeanie Buss leaving early. The Warriors also let their reserves finish it.


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