Aussies in NBA: Bogut plays D to help Warriors come within one of record
|Nov 21, 2015|
The Golden State Warriors overcame the Chicago Bulls 106-94 to continue their perfect start to the season, now at 14 straight wins and just one short of matching the current record. Andrew Bogut had another quiet night on offense, finishing with just 3 points and 2 assists on that end. But 3 big blocks played a big part in what was a tough game against the last opponent who managed a victory in Oracle Arena.
Playing just over 18 minutes, Bogut's toughness was needed against a solid Bulls big-men rotation, starting the game taking the Pau Gasol assignment. Despite having his hands full on that front, Bogut's first block was to deny Tony Snell on a driving layup.
Bogey might be the fifth offensive option on the floor most of the time for the Warriors, but his willingness to bang and scrap inside means he still comes up with some big plays, like this offensive rebound plus the assist for a Klay Thompson jumper.
He only had a solitary field goal, but it came on a hard-fought offensive put-back.
Likely the highlight of the night for him though, came against one of those aforementioned Bulls big men. Bogut absolutely stuffed this Noah effort.
Bogut's been quiet the past couple games, but he's still contributing, essentially tag-teaming with Festus Ezeli to create a two-headed monster at the center position for the Warriors. So far, so good.
Golden State's next match will be against the Denver Nuggets. If they play up to their standards, one would think that 15-0 would pretty much be a formality.