Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
The Warriors were seven-point underdogs in Game 6 of their second-round series against the Rockets.
A lot of people felt like they would ultimately fall in seven games to Houston. The Dubs responded by winning 118-113, ending the Rockets' season for the fourth time in five years.
After the game, big man Andrew Bogut made a bold statement:
Pretty fricking amazing when you consider Bogut won a championship with the Warriors in 2015 (but he didn't play at all in Games 5 or 6 of the Finals that year) https://t.co/S0efNIhxlV— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 11, 2019
On Monday, he explained his feelings on The TK Show Podcast:
"As far as a single game, yeah. Obviously, winning a championship takes precedent, but as far as a single game -- regular season, playoffs, or Finals -- yeah, this was an amazing win. With the emotional let down of KD going down, all the stuff about them tooling their whole roster to beat us, all the antics throughout the series -- the flopping and all that kind of stuff -- and for us to go out on their home floor -- shorthanded, missing two starters -- to get that win was huge."
Hey, Mr. Bogut -- what do you mean specifically as it pertains to flopping?
"Chris Paul would literally drive into people and just fall over," Bogut said.
That is correct.
Bogut -- who started Game 6 in Houston and could start in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Trail Blazers -- discussed a lot of other topics on the podcast, including poker.
Who's the best player?
"You never say yourself ... Jonas (Jerebko) is pretty good," he revealed. "Swedes -- very conservative people. They're not gonna go too crazy, but they're cheekily good.
"Draymond is pretty good, but it's like his basketball -- he has the highs and lows.
"Klay's getting there. He's a work in progress. And Steph's pretty good as well."
You know you have been dying to know this information.