Aussies in NBA: Bogut smashes Lakers, Warriors make history

No one could have been realistically expecting anything but a Golden State victory over the Lakers, and the Warriors duly delivered a smackdown, 111-77. Their record now stands at 16-0, giving them the best start to a season in NBA history. These Warriors are for real, and Andrew Bogut played a role in setting the record, finishing with 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in just under 21 minutes.

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Bogey scored most of his points on some emphatic dunks and alley-oop finishes, taking advantage of some slick lobs from Draymond Green and Stephen Curry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkfxphhDEeU

He returned the favour to Draymond with one of his trademark bounce passes.

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There was no slacking on the other end of the court either, where he came up with a big block on Jordan Clarkson in the midst of another solid defensive night.

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Bogey apparently pulled off this strong performance with some back issues, which hopefully won't prove to be too much trouble in the weeks to come.

https://twitter.com/MikeLerseth/status/669385397894406144

He will have a chance to give the back a bit of a rest, with the Warriors' next game against the Phoenix Suns still a couple days away. The playoff hopefuls are treading water with a 7-7 record, but Bogey will likely have a busy night facing off against Tyson Chandler. 17-0, anyone?