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Warriors rally to knock off Lakers

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (L) scored a game-high 26 points in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday in Los Angeles. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA-EFE
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (L) scored a game-high 26 points in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday in Los Angeles. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA-EFE

Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors overcame a lackluster 3-point shooting effort from Stephen Curry and staged a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Curry was just 3 of 12 from 3-point range, but scored a game-high 26 points in the 115-113 win on Monday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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The Warriors trailed 92-81 at the start of the final frame. They went on to outscore the Lakers 34-21 over the final 12 minutes and used a 15-2 run to take the lead with 2:40 remaining.

"We don't want to get in those positions, but we just have to keep fighting and see what happens," Curry told reporters.

Dennis Schroder led the Lakers with 25 points. LeBron James scored 19 points in the loss. Lakers forward Anthony Davis chipped in 17 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists.

Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23 points for the Warriors. Eric Paschall scored 19 points off the Golden State bench. Andrew Wiggins also scored 18 points in the win.

"We know we can play much better," James said. "You learn from all of it and apply it to the next game."

The Warriors (7-6) host the San Antonio Spurs at 10 p.m. EST on Wednesday at Chase Center in San Francisco. The Lakers (11-4) battle the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.

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