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Angels reliever Joe Smith beats Warriors' Stephen Curry in game of PIG

Angels reliever Joe Smith beats Warriors' Stephen Curry in game of PIG

Joe Smith made a blind, backward, over-the-head free throw that Stephen Curry couldn't match. Then, the Angels reliever stymied the reigning NBA most valuable player and a prolific shooter on a left-handed three-point basket to win a good-natured game of PIG on Tuesday.

"That was fun. I loved it. ... Sometimes a little bit of luck, a lot bit of luck," Smith said.

It sure made Smith's day to walk away a winner from the Golden State Warriors' practice. Smith, infielder Cliff Pennington, and sluggers Albert Pujols and Mike Trout attended practice before their night game against the Oakland Athletics.

Golden State (72-9) was preparing for its regular-season...

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