Aussies in NBA: Bogut elected chairman of boards in win over Hornets
|Winston Zhang||Dec 3, 2015|
Andrew Bogut showed up on the boards for the Golden State Warriors against the Charlotte Hornets, finishing with 11 rebounds to go with 4 points, 2 assists and a block. He and Draymond Green tied for most rebounds in the game, and it's his second-highest rebound total this season so far. The Dubs are now 20-0, or as Bogey himself put it, "Twennie".
While a good number of those rebounds were simple defensive ones with no Hornets player attempting to challenge for it, Bogey also put in the work on the other end, with his first bucket coming off an offensive put-back. His hustle also got him a couple of rebound-assist combos, first to Klay Thompson then to Stephen Curry.
It was overall a quiet but effective night for Bogut, who doesn't do many flashy things but always finds ways to be efficient and effective when on the court. This style of play meshes with his words off the court as well; in a recent Rolling Stone interview, when asked about a prediction for their final record, Bogey replied by saying, "I don't usually do that, just because it's not really kosher, in my opinion. But obviously we want to win every game we play."
The next team looking to end the Warriors' seemingly endless win streak? Step up, Toronto Raptors. They'll be without Jonas Valanciunas, out with a broken bone in his hand, but the Raptors are still one of the better teams in the East and Bogey will have plenty to do against Luis Scola, Bismack Biyombo, and Patrick Patterson.