Grading the Golden State Warriors In Game 1 Loss To Denver Nuggets

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Andrew Bogut: A

In perhaps the best game of Andrew Bogut’s career in a Warriors uniform, he was able to make a huge impact on the floor.

Apr 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) is defended by Denver Nuggets enter Kosta Koufos (right) during the second half of game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won97-95. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Bogut finished the night with an impressive stat line: 9 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 blocks, and an infinite amount of shots contested and altered.

The 7-foot Australian was a force in the paint and started to  make Denver think twice about driving to the lane. He made everyone in a Nuggets jersey earn their points in the paint, and he also played some great one-on-one defense, with the exception of being slammed on by JaVale McGee, a play that got everyone at the Pepsi Center on their feet.