VIDEO: LeBron James’ game-winning shot attempt for Lakers vs. Warriors
James and the Lakers had the lead for almost the entirety of the game until Stephen Curry and the Warriors mounted a huge 19-point comeback to put them on top of the defending champs.
The King, who had already knocked down two of his six 3-point attempts prior to the last-second shot, had a decent look to put up the potential game-winner. It was Draymond Green who locked down the reigning NBA Finals MVP on the last play, but James was still able to distance himself from the Warriors forward as he got the inbound pass from Alex Caruso.
Unfortunately, James’ shot was a little to the right of the rim, allowing the Warriors to hold onto their slim two-point lead as the final buzzer sounded.
LeBron misses at the buzzer and the Warriors leave Staples with a comeback win 😳pic.twitter.com/ge21b6y6DV
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 19, 2021
It was a big win for the Warriors, who are still trying to find their identity early into the season. Curry led Golden State (7-6) in the win, dropping a game-high of 26 points. Kelly Oubre Jr., who has been shooting rather well as of late, helped out with his season-high of 23.
For the Lakers, Dennis Schroeder led the way with 25 points, while LeBron James contributed 19 points and Anthony Davis put up 17 points and 17 boards.
Monday night’s loss stops LA’s win streak at five, but they will try to bounce back on Thursday when they visit Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.