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Curry comes through in OT, Warriors outlast Lakers 127-123

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stephen Curry was having an off night. By the time the fourth quarter ended, he had hit only six of 17 shots - and three of those misses were air balls.

But when the game went into overtime, the two-time MVP showed again what makes him the NBA's best shooter.

Curry hit two 3-pointers to open the extra period and the Warriors outlasted the pesky Los Angeles Lakers 127-123 on Wednesday.

''Obviously, he had a horrible start to the game, but what makes Steph, Steph, is on a night like tonight he can still make huge plays,'' Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

''It takes a special player to bounce back within the same game and be able to reverse that, and that's what he did.''

Curry scored 28 points, 13 in overtime. Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 29 points and Klay Thompson added 20 as Golden State avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this season.

The Lakers got a career-high 32 points from Brandon Ingram to push the defending champs into overtime. He and Durant dueled back-and-forth all night.

It was the first meeting of the season between the division foes, also making it the first matchup between Curry and Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball.

Ball finished with 15 points and a game-high 10 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jordan Clarkson added 21 points each for the Lakers, with Julius Randle scoring 20.

''I love the way our guys competed defensively,'' Los Angeles coach Luke Walton said. ''We set a challenge for them - let's be aggressive but smart. The Warriors are struggling with turnovers so far this year, so we wanted to use that to our advantage.''

Golden State turned the ball over 22 times.

''Tonight was absolutely galling,'' Kerr said. ''There were some mind-boggling plays out there, and I don't know what to tell you. We've got to be able to take better care of the ball and make better decisions.''

It helps when you have Curry, who despite struggling almost all night, can quickly step up when needed.

''It comes from experience and knowing how to deal with bad shooting nights, and stick with it,'' he said. ''Obviously, it happened. You try to play smarter and get yourself into a rhythm.''

TIP-INS

Warriors: Kerr said he's not currently concerned about the team's occasionally passive play: ''I think going to the Finals three years in a row and then trying to do it again a fourth time, you're just naturally not going to have quite as much of that killer instinct. It's just human nature. I know it's in there, so I'm not worried. It's still November. If this were happening in March, I'd be pretty concerned. But I understand what we're dealing with and going through. I went through this as a player in Chicago and understand it's a long race.''

Lakers: F Kyle Kuzma experienced back spasms during warmups and did not play. ... Walton said he wasn't overly concerned by the team's tepid start: ''We're a lot further ahead right now than we were last year. And I anticipate with the players we have and the way they work, we'll be further ahead next year.''

BRUISING GAME

After scoring five consecutive points in the third quarter, Ball was in a scrape on the floor for a loose ball when his head slammed against the court. It opened up a small cut above his left eye. The Lakers closed it with a Steri-Strip and Ball returned to the game.

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Los Angeles had a chance to win at the end of regulation when Randle rebounded Durant's miss with 5.3 seconds to play. The Lakers set up a play for Ingram, but he missed a driving 8-footer.

KERR IMPRESSED

Despite the Lakers' 8-13 record, Kerr sees positives in their rebuilding effort.

''The talent level has gone way up and their guys are getting better,'' he said. ''They were impressive tonight.''

UP NEXT

Warriors: Play the second of six consecutive road games Friday in Orlando. Golden State has won its last nine against the Magic.

Lakers: Travel to Denver to face the Nuggets on Saturday. Los Angeles beat the Nuggets 127-109 at home on Nov. 19, its second-largest margin of victory this season.

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Key Players
S. Curry
30 G
L. Ball
2 G
32.9 Min. Per Game 32.9
8.7 Pts. Per Game 8.7
7.1 Ast. Per Game 7.1
7.3 Reb. Per Game 7.3
46.4 Field Goal % 31.5
46.2 Three Point % 31.3
94.0 Free Throw % 46.7
  Defensive rebound by Andre Iguodala 0:02
  Brandon Ingram missed jump shot 0:02
+ 1 Stephen Curry made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:06
+ 1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 0:06
  Personal foul on Jordan Clarkson 0:06
  Offensive rebound by Andre Iguodala 0:07
  Offensive rebound by Draymond Green 0:10
  Draymond Green missed dunk 0:10
  Stephen Curry missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:14
+ 1 Stephen Curry made 1st of 2 free throws 0:14
  Personal foul on Josh Hart 0:14
Team Stats
Points 127 123
Field Goals 47-94 (50.0%) 47-95 (49.5%)
3-Pointers 12-30 (40.0%) 9-24 (37.5%)
Free Throws 21-28 (75.0%) 20-25 (80.0%)
Total Rebounds 62 45
Offensive 12 7
Defensive 37 27
Team 13 11
Assists 30 30
Steals 10 12
Blocks 4 5
Turnovers 22 17
Fouls 19 23
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 11 REB, 9 AST
21 PTS, 6 REB, 8 AST
1234OTT
away team logo Warriors 16-6 3020342518127
home team logo Lakers 8-13 2034302514123
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 16-6 110.4 PPG 45 RPG 26.0 APG
home team logo Lakers 8-13 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Durant F 26.4 PPG 6.8 RPG 5.4 APG 51.6 FG%
B. Ingram F 16.1 PPG 5.3 RPG 3.9 APG 47.0 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Durant F 29 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
B. Ingram F 32 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
50.0 FG% 49.5
40.0 3PT FG% 37.5
75.0 FT% 80.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Durant 42 29 7 5 1 1 6 4 12/25 3/7 2/4 0 7 42 +8
S. Curry 39 28 5 7 0 0 5 4 9/20 3/9 7/8 0 5 42 +4
K. Thompson 38 20 3 2 0 0 0 1 6/12 4/8 4/4 0 3 27 +4
D. Green 38 15 11 9 4 0 4 2 5/10 1/3 4/6 4 7 44 -2
Z. Pachulia 14 11 6 2 1 0 1 2 5/5 0/0 1/1 2 4 21 +11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Durant 42 29 7 5 1 1 6 4 12/25 3/7 2/4 0 7 42 +8
S. Curry 39 28 5 7 0 0 5 4 9/20 3/9 7/8 0 5 42 +4
K. Thompson 38 20 3 2 0 0 0 1 6/12 4/8 4/4 0 3 27 +4
D. Green 38 15 11 9 4 0 4 2 5/10 1/3 4/6 4 7 44 -2
Z. Pachulia 14 11 6 2 1 0 1 2 5/5 0/0 1/1 2 4 21 +11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
N. Young 13 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 3/5 1/2 2/3 1 1 10 +4
J. Bell 12 6 4 0 2 1 3 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 1 3 10 +5
S. Livingston 9 5 1 0 1 0 2 2 2/2 0/0 1/2 0 1 5 -4
K. Looney 12 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 1/6 0/0 0/0 2 2 8 -3
A. Iguodala 34 2 6 3 0 1 0 2 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 4 15 -5
P. McCaw 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 4 -2
J. McGee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Casspi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Cook - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. West - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 259 127 49 30 10 4 22 19 47/94 12/30 21/28 12 37 228 +20
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Ingram 44 32 5 3 3 2 7 5 12/21 2/2 6/7 0 5 41 -8
K. Caldwell-Pope 41 21 7 0 1 0 2 3 7/18 2/8 5/6 2 5 27 +1
L. Ball 43 15 2 10 1 0 2 2 5/12 3/7 2/2 1 1 36 -8
B. Lopez 16 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 2/5 0/2 2/3 0 1 9 -15
L. Nance Jr. 22 0 4 5 4 1 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 4 19 -11
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
B. Ingram 44 32 5 3 3 2 7 5 12/21 2/2 6/7 0 5 41 -8
K. Caldwell-Pope 41 21 7 0 1 0 2 3 7/18 2/8 5/6 2 5 27 +1
L. Ball 43 15 2 10 1 0 2 2 5/12 3/7 2/2 1 1 36 -8
B. Lopez 16 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 2/5 0/2 2/3 0 1 9 -15
L. Nance Jr. 22 0 4 5 4 1 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 4 19 -11
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Clarkson 35 21 6 8 0 0 1 3 9/19 2/4 1/1 3 3 42 +8
J. Randle 31 20 4 2 0 1 1 4 9/13 0/0 2/4 1 3 28 +11
J. Hart 12 6 3 0 0 0 1 2 2/3 0/0 2/2 0 3 8 -4
A. Bogut 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 6 +2
C. Brewer 12 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 1 +4
V. Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Ennis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bryant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Zubac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Caruso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Kuzma - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 261 123 34 30 12 5 17 23 47/95 9/24 20/25 7 27 217 -20