Watch: Stephen Curry’s dead-eye accuracy makes the difference during Warriors vs Lakers matchup

Stephen Curry, even at the age of 36, is a gift that keeps giving. His pre-match warm-up routine is a highlight reel-worthy part of the game itself apart from his alien-esque on-court showings during the match.

With the Warriors fighting tooth and nail for a post-season berth, they visited fellow qualification aspirants, the Lakers. As the game meant a showdown between Curry and LeBron James, it was no surprise that the game produced multiple viral moments for NBA fans to relish. One such moment of genius was produced by none other than Stephen Curry.

Video: Stephen Curry finds Klay Thompson with brilliant pass

The Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry duo successfully snatched the win from the Lakers on Tuesday night with Curry’s pass being one of the highlights of the game.

During the third quarter of the game, Curry, who was guarded by the Lakers’ Austin Reaves, dribbled past him toward the right side of the court and, with around 7:30 minutes remaining, gave a flawless pass to his teammate, Klay Thompson through three Lakers defenders. The ball sliced the Lakers’ defense open, catching Rui Hachimura and D’Angelo Russell off-guard.

Klay, who found himself right beneath the rim, made his shot count and did not let Curry’s effort go in vain. With that bucket, the 5-time All-Star acquired two points for the Dubs, who were leading by 79-71 up until that point.

Although the Warriors suffered a bit in the following quarter, their supremacy in the other three made them march towards a 134-120 victory over the Anthony Davis-less Lakers at the Arena. With their back-to-back losses, the Lakers could lose their position in the Western table and end up hanging in the final play-in spot, giving the Warriors the chance to overtake them.

Can Warriors move higher in NBA table with massive win over Lakers?

With their massive win, the Warriors are just one win and 0.5 games behind the LA franchise. Given that the Dubs have three more games left in the regular season while their arch-rivals have two, the Golden State kept their hopes alive of moving higher in the Western Conference table.

After winning four consecutive games, the two straight losses have cost the Lakers. While looking at the consistency that Stephen Curry and his Warriors teammates are showing with an 8-2 record in the last ten games, one can assume that the GSW have an upper hand.

Despite LeBron James’ double-double (33 points, 11 assists) and Austin Reaves’ 22-point contribution, amid the trade rumors and criticisms, the Lakers failed to secure a win. Thompson scored 27 points whereas Curry chipped in with 23 points, and dished out 8 assists for the San Francisco side.

With Davis, the trump card of the Lakers, missing from the squad, the Warriors got more opportunities from the center. Taking advantage of it, they shot 26 3-points, ripping the defense apart, and showing a glimpse of what they can offer in the play-ins.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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