Aussies in NBA: Aussies quiet as Warriors hit 19-0
Andrew Bogut and Joe Ingles met as the Golden State Warriors faced off against the Utah Jazz in the first game of a 7-game road trip for the Dubs. The storyline of the night had to be the way the Jazz came so close to a win, and how the Warriors' pristine win streak nearly came to an end in Utah. It eventually finished 106-103 to the Warriors, who turned to MVP Stephen Curry to seal the game with a 3-pointer and a couple of free throws down the stretch.
However, as exciting and tense as the game was, it was a relatively quiet night for both Boomers. Bogut finished with 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and a block before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter. Both of his field goals were simple tip-ins off teammates' misses, but his threaded bounce pass assist to Curry in the third quarter merits repeat viewing.
The highlight of the night for him though, was this big block on Derrick Favors.
Joe Ingles had an uneventful night as well, taking 2 points on 1 of 3 shooting, along with a rebound and a steal in 11 minutes of court action. The tight Golden State defense gave Jingles little room to score. His only points of the night came from a tough fallaway bank shot in the first quarter, defended by Draymond Green.
The ball was more often than not out of Ingles' hands, and he worked mostly as an off-ball screener and shooter.
Both Bogey and Jingles will be hoping to produce more for their respective teams in the coming games. For Bogey, that will be against Big Al Jefferson and the Charlotte Hornets, while Jingles will be looking to hopefully get more run against a youthful Orlando Magic team.