Stephen Curry thinks teams are still mad at the Warriors for their dominance

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The Golden State Warriors lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 117-91 last night, and Stephen Curry thinks he knows what fuels teams to beat them.

The Golden State Warriors suffered their 16th loss of the season on Sunday night when the Los Angeles Lakers clobbered them 117-91. LeBron James, in his 1300th regular-season game, scored 19 points in the win and was one of six Lakers to finish in double figures on the night.

This matchup ended much differently than the first between these two teams earlier in the season. Los Angeles blew a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead in their first meeting but that wouldn’t happen again this go-round. The Lakers were up by 20 points after the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

Stephen Curry finished with just 16 points in the tough loss but knows that there may have been some extra motivation involved in the Lakers’ win.

Stephen Curry says Warriors’ dominance fuels other teams to beat them

It’s no secret that the Warriors are a different team without Klay Thomson. The team has struggled to find its identity this season while still remaining competitive in the conference. Draymond Green suffered an ankle sprain in their matchup with the Lakers which crippled an already struggling roster.

Curry has been having an incredible season though, and he understands that other teams are out to get them because of what they’ve done to them previously.

The history between LeBron James and Stephen Curry and their respective teams has made for some of the best basketball matchups ever. Curry and the Warriors have stopped the King and company from collecting rings for a few years. So when the Lakers take a win personally as they may have last night, it comes as no surprise to Curry.

Are teams still harboring feelings about the Warriors’ dominance all these years later?