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NBA Twitter reacts to Steph Curry’s controversial game-winner vs. Thunder

The opening game of the in-season tournament between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder brought intense energy and a dramatic finish on Friday night.

Following a back-and-fourth high-scoring contest that featured both teams trading buckets, the first in-season tournament game went down to the wire.

After putting together a nearly flawless shooting performance, the balance of a thrilling game between the Warriors and Thunder came down to free throws from a red-hot Lu Dort. However, Dort split the free throws, opening the door for the Warriors to steal the game with only 16 seconds left on the clock.

One game after Klay Thompson hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer against the Sacramento Kings, Steph Curry answered the bell on Friday night in Oklahoma City. However, Curry’s game-winner didn’t come without theatrics.

With time ticking down, Curry drove to the basket on his way to a high-arching layup at the rim that rattled through the net to give the Warriors a 141-139 win in a thriller against the Thunder. Yet, the final play of regulation went into review after a basket interference call on Draymond Green.

After a flurry of reviews, it looked like Oklahoma City’s Josh Giddey appeared to touch the net while Green was going for the rim. The call was overturned, and Curry was awarded the game-winning basket.

Curry finished with a game-high 30 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field with five made triples to go along with eight boards and seven assists in 31 minutes.

After the Warriors won their fifth straight game in dramatic fashion, the NBA community on Twitter exploded with different reactions. Here’s a look at what fans and analysts were saying on Friday night.

This post originally appeared on Warriors Wire! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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