Steph beats three Lakers defenders, halftime buzzer with 3

Warriors' Steph Curry

Preseason, regular seasons, playoffs and, now, the play-in.

It doesn't matter which kind of game Steph Curry's playing in, you have to watch out for him if he has the ball in his hands before the halftime buzzer.

The Los Angeles Lakers learned that lesson the hard way Wednesday, as the Warriors star burned them with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first half of the teams' play-in game.

Cue the "Bang!"

Curry lived up to Lakers star LeBron James' estimation that he's the 2020-21 NBA MVP on the shot, out-maneuvering three LA defenders to create enough space for the shot.

He also looked like the NBA MVP for the rest of the first half Wednesday. The 33-year-old scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting and 3-of-6 on 3-pointers, grabbing four rebounds and dishing out two assists.

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Thanks to Curry's buzzer-beater, the Warriors held a 55-42 lead at halftime. They were halfway to advancing to face the second-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

If Curry has more shots like that in him, Golden State has a good chance to punch its playoff ticket.