Steph Curry now knows how he makes opponents feel.
LeBron James knocked down a fadeaway, shot-clock-beating game-winning 3-pointer against Curry's Warriors on Wednesday, relegating Golden State to a do-or-die play-in game with the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
Curry guarded James, resigned to shrug it off in the same way so many defenders have done after one of Curry's marvelous makes.
"After [Draymond Green's] finger to the eye, I was literally seeing three rims out there," James told ESPN's Rachel Nichols following LA's 103-100 win, referring to Green's hard foul earlier in the fourth quarter.
"I just shot for the middle one."
James appeared to tell Curry something similar after the friendly rivals shared a moment after the game, and Curry didn't seem to buy the reigning NBA Finals MVP's explanation.
James and Curry ensured Wednesday's play-in game lived up to the hype. Curry scored a game-high 37 points on 12-of-23 shooting and 6-of-9 on 3-pointers, while James posted a 25-point, 11-assist, and 10-rebound triple-double. The two-time NBA MVP also hit a clutch, buzzer-beating 3-pointer of his own at the end of the first half.
The Lakers advanced to play the second-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA playoffs, while the Warriors will play for their playoff lives Friday. Golden State will host the Memphis Grizzlies at Chase Center with both teams' seasons on the line.
Curry surely plans on dishing out -- rather than tasting -- his own medicine.