Before the Western Conference play-in game Wednesday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said there's "no bigger challenge" in basketball than beating LeBron James.
The four-time NBA champion proved Kerr right in the Los Angeles Lakers' 103-100 win over the Warriors at Staples Center.
With the game hanging in the balance with a minute remaining in regulation, LeBron hit a miracle 35-foot 3-pointer -- with one eye -- as the shot clock expired.
The Warriors had multiple chances to tie the game or even win the game, but one last turnover in the final seconds sealed their fate. Now the Warriors must return home to San Francisco and face the Memphis Grizzlies in a do-or-die game for the Western Conference's eighth seed.
A few moments earlier, Draymond Green fouled LeBron on a drive to the basket. Green's hands went into LeBron's face and appeared to poke him in the eye. Officials reviewed the play for a possible flagrant foul, but it was deemed a common foul.
After the game, LeBron told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he was seeing "three rims" on his eventual game-winning shot. He also was seen talking to Steph Curry and appeared to motion to his eye. Curry playfully brushed him off and walked to the locker room.
Here's how Twitter reacted to LeBron's 3-pointer that sent the Warriors home for another game Friday.
This is just the latest chapter in the Warriors vs. LeBron rivalry. It didn't go the Dubs' way, but their season isn't over. They still have a chance to advance to the playoffs if they can beat the Grizzlies on their home court for the second time in a week.