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Warriors Escape LA With OT Win Over Lakers

After sleepwalking through most of regulation Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the Warriors snapped awake in overtime and snatched 127-123 win over the Lakers.

Stephen Curry, playing with a bandaged right hand, struggled with his shot most of the night but scored 11 of his 26 points in the extra period.

Kevin Durant scored a team-high 29 points, Klay Thompson put in 20, Draymond Green 15 and Zaza Pachulia 11 as the Warriors shot an even 50 percent from the field.

The Warriors (16-6) for the second consecutive game allowed an opponent to shoot better than 49 percent. LA shot 49. 5 percent. Through the Warriors first 20 games, no team reached that level.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS: This was a Curry/Durant production.

Curry’s line: 26 points (9-of-20 from the field, 3-of-5 from deep, 5-of-6 from the line), seven assists and five rebounds. He played 37 minutes and finished plus-4.

Durant’s line: 29 points (12-of-25 shooting, including 3-of-7 from deep, 2-of-4 from the line), seven rebounds and five assists. He played 34 minutes and finished plus-8.

TURNING POINT: Curry opened the OT period with back-to-back 3-pointers in the first 58 seconds, giving the Warriors a 115-109 lead and forcing the Lakers to call a timeout.

The Warriors never again lost the lead, with the Lakers getting as close as 1 (124-123) inside the final minute of OT.

INJURY REPORT: Warriors: G Stephen Curry (R hand bruise) and F Kevin Durant (L ankle sprain) were listed as probable and upgraded to available prior to tipoff. C David West (L knee lateral soreness) was listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.

Lakers: No injuries were listed in the afternoon. F Kyle Kuzma strained his back during pregame warmups and was declared out.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Warriors return to the court Friday in Orlando, where they face the Magic at Amway Center. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 3 p.m., with tipoff scheduled for 4:05.

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