Aussies in NBA: Foul trouble doesn't stop the Bogut blocks
|Feb 7, 2016|
Fresh off rumours of Golden State potentially signing Kevin Durant in the offseason, the Oklahoma City Thunder paid a visit to Oracle Arena for a top-of-the-conference battle. The Dubs led comfortably for most of the game, but the Thunder hit back in the fourth quarter and made it interesting. It eventually finished 116-108 to the Warriors.
Andrew Bogut was plagued by foul trouble throughout, but he still managed to come up with a couple big blocks in the final period to help his team to victory. The stat line: 2 points, 6 boards, 1 assist, and 2 blocks.
Bogey began the game brightly, playing the two man game with Stephen Curry to help himself to his only points of the night with a diving dunk, early in the first.
But shortly thereafter, the fouls started piling up and he hardly saw the floor again until the fourth quarter. No matter! He'll just leave his destruction for later. First to be denied was Enes Kanter.
Then Russell Westbrook got a piece of the block party pie when he tried to go at the Boomer.
All told, a relatively quiet night for Bogut. The blocks turned out to be important though, given the close nature of the finish. Bogues will have another busy game coming up; the Houston Rockets are on the docket, and he'll have his hands full with Dwight Howard.