The taste of Monday's loss to the Warriors is still lingering in the Los Angeles Lakers' mouths.
Just ask Anthony Davis.
After LA topped the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 at Fiserv Forum on Thursday night, Davis shared some of the team's motivation.
Spoiler alert: the Warriors played a big role.
"With Golden State, they're a team that can score the basketball, especially with Steph Curry," Davis said on the TNT broadcast. "We let that game get away with us and we were very upset about that loss. We wanted to come out tonight and get a win."
The game in reference is Golden State's 115-113 thriller over LeBron James and the Lakers at Staples Center, a surging win that deflated the defending champions. The Warriors erased a 19-point deficit and outscored the Lakers 34-21 in the fourth quarter. They saw an emphatic performance from their starting guards, with Curry, Andrew Wiggins and Kelly Oubre Jr. combining for 67 points.
Curry locked the win up for good with a long 3-pointer over an outstretched Davis.
The Lakers will have their shot at revenge, but it won't be soon. Golden State will travel to Staples Center on Feb. 28 for their penultimate game before closing out the first half of the season.
Until then, it's safe to assume LA will be counting down the days until their rematch.
Expect the Warriors to do the same.