Bogut’s Big Game Seals Deal for Golden State Warriors over Rockets


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Golden State Warriors’ center Andrew Bogut played his best game of the season, helping his team defeat the Houston Rockets once again, 123-110.

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Everything went right for Golden State in the first quarter. The Rockets simply had no answer for the Warriors’ quick-paced attack. The Warriors shot 68% from the field and 60% from deep. They turned their defense into quick offense, scoring 14 fast break points in the period. Stephen Curry was lighting it up early, scoring 19 points and on 7/8 shooting. He also hit 5/6 threes. The Warriors scoring was too much for the Rockets and the won the quarter 42-27.

The first half was a tale of two quarters for Golden State as they couldn’t get anything to go for them in the second. The first quarter belonged to Curry and the second was all James Harden. Harden had been held scoreless in the game until he knocked down two free throws with 7:01 left in the period. That’s all Harden needed to get into a rhythm and he scored 18 points in the quarter to bring Houston all the way back, with Draymond Green in foul trouble. After losing the quarter 39-27, the Warriors held on to a 3 point lead at the half.

The third quarter was another rough one for Golden State. Trevor Ariza hit his first of four 3rd quarter treys from the corner early in the quarter to put the Rockets up 71-69. With the offense struggling, Curry got into a paint for back to back layups. The play of the year came after Curry stole a rebound, saved it to Green who gave it back, Curry then went behind the back to Andre Iguodala who alley-ooped it to Leandro Barbosa, electrifying Oracle Arena and putting the team up 2. The Warriors lost the quarter 27-24 and ended the third tied.

The Warriors capped off the game of runs with another big one of their own. Starting with back to back threes from Iguodala and Harrison Barnes, the Warriors went on an 18-3 run. The Splash Brothers couldn’t get anything going from deep. Green didn’t score his first field goal until he got a reverse layup to go down which he followed with another layup. Barnes led the way for Golden State in the fourth, scoring 17 points in the quarter.

Barnes was a team-high +20, scoring 19 points and adding 7 rebounds. Curry scored 35 with 9 assists. Bogut was huge for Golden State, scoring 13 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, blocking 6 shots, and coming away with 3 steals. Harden added a game-high 37 after not scoring in the first quarter at all.

Tale of the Tape


  • Field-goal percentage: 46.8% (44-94)
  • Three-point percentage: 35.3% (12-34)
  • Rebounds: 49
  • Assists: 28
  • Turnovers: 12


  • Field-goal percentage: 42.5% (37-87)
  • Three-point percentage: 39.4% (13-33)
  • Rebounds: 43
  • Assists: 24
  • Turnovers: 12

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What’s on Tap

The Warriors travel to Phoenix and take on the Suns tomorrow.