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Andrew Bogut had a great game Thursday night in Los Angeles.
Scratch that: Andrew Bogut had a terrific game.
In the Warriors' 132-105 win over the Clippers in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series, the 34-year old recorded eight points, 14 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. In 25 minutes, he was plus-24.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft was instrumental in getting Kevin Durant off to a hot start:
Bogut led the Dubs with four "screen assists," according to NBA.com.
The 2015 All-Defensive selection also made a signifcant impact on the defensive end:
Andrew Bogut's presence caused SGA to kick the ball out, and then Bogut saves a layup by protecting the rim against a driving Danilo Gallinari pic.twitter.com/5GQYTCQoLA— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 19, 2019
Klay Thompson was cold to start the game. He missed his first four shots.
Bogut helped change that, though, a couple minutes into the second quarter:
After practice Wednesday, coach Steve Kerr said the Warriors are lucky to have Bogut. On Thursday, you saw exactly why.