Twitter Goes Bonkers After Steph Curry’s Brilliance Leads Warriors to Win Against LeBron James’ Lakers

Published 01/19/2021, 2:27 AM EST
Jan 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) is sandwiched between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Los Angeles Lakers guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the third quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


If there is one team that has been very unpredictable so far, it’s the Golden State Warriors. Either they lose to a team that didn’t stand a chance against them, like the Indiana Pacers, or they take everyone by surprise and come out as winners against the team leading the West, the reigning champions, Los Angeles Lakers.

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The Warriors made it count

The Warriors lost all hope until Draymond Green made his layup in the last three minutes of the game, giving the Warriors their first lead of the night. The Lakers were ahead of them the whole time but choked in the last quarter.

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A 12 point lead in the first quarter, a 16-point lead by half-time, suddenly tanking a 19 point lead, then losing 115-113. One could see a decline in the Lakers intensity towards the defense and commitment towards the offense in the second half. Both Anthony Davis and LeBron James had their off days, contributing a meager 17 and 19 points, respectively.

Whereas, Stephen Curry and Kelly Oubre Jr. stood out in this game. Curry dropped 26 points and Oubre added 23 points to the scoreboard. James even had a chance to get a win if he hadn’t missed the three-pointer buzzer-beater.

Lakers are the new LA Clippers?

The Warriors have officially broken the five-game winning streak of the Lakers, and what’s worse is that the purple and gold won’t hear the end of it. This is because nobody expects them to tank leads like the LA Clippers and the Twitter world has already gone crazy.

While some have lauded the Warriors for making their incredible comeback, some fans have taken this opportunity to roast the Lakers brutally.

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A die-hard Lakers fan, NBA Analyst Shannon Sharpe also showed his disappointment after their loss.

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The Lakers have a great lead in the West, standing 11-4. But these are the silly losses that will land them in big trouble. If they are looking to go for a repeat, then they can’t be giving up being leads. As for the Warriors, this is a huge boost for their team. Can the Warriors begin their winning streak from here?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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