Every once in a while, all-time great athletes need something to motivate them, and on Sunday in Los Angeles, Warriors star Steph Curry got that spark from one of the referees.
Curry had a modest 22 points when he was called for a technical foul after arguing with a ref when a personal foul wasn't called on Terance Mann on a drive to the basket. Curry clearly was bumped and fell to the floor. The ball was ruled out of bounds off Mann, but he wasn't whistled for the foul.
Curry got up and snapped in the direction of the ref, as animated as he has ever been during a game.
Shortly after the Warriors improved to an NBA-best 18-2, teammate Juan Toscano-Anderson fired off a tweet that perfectly sums up what everyone watching Curry is thinking.
As Curry's eruption was unfolding, injured teammate and brother-in-law Damion Lee reacted to what he was seeing.
There were a few other great reactions to Curry's fourth-quarter performance.
Curry finished with a game-high 33 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter and 11 after receiving the technical foul.
All Curry needed was a spark in order to torch the Clippers.