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All Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors could do was watch in awe, as LeBron James scored 56 points in an inspiring Lakers win.
LeBron came up huge when the Lakers needed it most, dropping 56 points on the Warriors — a true title threat this season — to lead his team to a surprising victory.
James and the Lakers were desperate, something the King admitted to postgame. Needing a win by any means necessary, LeBron put up some truly historic numbers — dropping 56 points and 10 rebounds in a victory.
“Desperation. A four-game losing streak, our season has been up and down. I would say desperation and inspiration, we played inspired basketball against a really good team. We needed this win,” LeBron said when asking what inspired such an effort, per Yahoo Sports.
What Steph Curry said about LeBron James
By no means did Curry have a bad game, as he finished with over 30 points. Under normal circumstances, that would’ve been enough.
But LeBron took over in the fourth quarter, shooting 5-of-7 from the floor and 3-of-5 from behind the arc in that timespan. There’s no defeating such a player on such a mission.
“Bron played amazing, hit some tough shots, gotta acknowledge that for sure. But we still had some self-inflicted wounds which is tough,” Curry said.
While it’s true Golden State had some untimely turnovers which led to easy Lakers buckets, it’s easy to blame the supporting cast. Curry did his part, but Klay Thompson had just seven points in the game on 3-of-13 shooting.
The Warriors have lost four straight games and it’s fair to wonder — is this the same Golden State squad we all assumed would make the Western Conference Finals at the bare minimum early in the year.