Curry’s disappointment is palpable.
The Golden State Warriors lost 144-145 against the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Jan. 28 (KST).
It was a game that will live long in fans’ memories, especially as the Warriors’ aces, LeBron James and Steph Curry, 스포츠토토 played like the superstars they are.
Curry poured in 46 points, including nine three-pointers, to match LeBron’s 36 points, 20 rebounds, and 12 assists. He scored the game-winning basket in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime and led the team’s offense in overtime.
Curry, in particular, was poised to be the hero of the game, hitting a front-facing three-pointer to give the Warriors a one-point lead just before the end of the second overtime. However, Golden State failed to control LeBron on the final possession of the game, resulting in a disappointing comeback loss.
LeBron and Curry have had a rivalry for years. After the game, the attention of the fans turned to the two players. After the game, LeBron and Curry were seen smiling and chatting.
“To be able to compete like that with one of the greatest players in the history of the game is something I can tell my grandkids about,” LeBron said. It was really cool. We don’t take it for granted that we can push each other like that at this stage of our careers,” he said to applause.
Curry added, “LeBron James is in his 22nd year in the NBA, and I’m in my 15th. I think it’s crazy to be in the league for more than 15 years.”
But aside from the speculation about LeBron, Curry was very disappointed with the outcome. Golden State, ranked 12th in the West, had lost two games in a row, both by one point. After speaking with LeBron and his teammates, Curry went into the locker room and was seen ripping his jersey in frustration.
“We’ve been hurt a lot all season and there’s been a lot of disappointment in games that we should have won. Today, like the last game in Sacramento, we played well enough to win, but again, we had nothing to show for it. We fought hard until the end and tried to stay in it when things weren’t going our way. We’re playing desperately to turn the tide of the season and right now we have nothing to show for it.”
“Winning is contagious. If the last two games had gone the other way, the mood in our locker room would have been different. But losing really sucks. It’s the worst feeling in the world. You have to be patient and wait until you get over the hump. That’s where we are right now,” he added.
When asked about Curry’s torn jersey, head coach Steve Kerr said, “We’re going to turn it around. I believe in the players. We’ve been through a lot, but we’re only halfway through the season. We have a long way to go and we still have a lot of good resources in front of us.”
After the hard-fought win, the Warriors return home to face Philadelphia on Nov. 31. Can the Warriors turn things around against a tough opponent?