Report: Bogut won't play Friday night vs Warriors

Report: Bogut won't play Friday night vs Warriors

The Warriors face the Mavericks Friday night for the second time since Andrew Bogut switched jerseys this offseason. And for the second time, the Warriors will reportedly not face their former big man. 

After Dallas defeated Luke Walton's Lakers 101-89 on Thursday night, Bogut will sit out the second half of the back-to-back Friday night against Golden State, according to Eddie Sefko of DallasNews.com.

Bogut, 32, played close to 22 minutes against LA the night prior, scoring two points and grabbing seven rebounds. 

Bogut did not play on Nov. 9 when the Warriors beat the Mavericks 116-95 at Oracle Arena -- also on the second half of a Dallas back-to-back. 

The 12-year veteran is averaging a career-low 3.4 points per game this year to go along with 9.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 blocks and 24 minutes for the Macericks. 

Bogut recognized this week that teams are taking advantage of the Mavericks lineup when he and 19-year NBA veteran Dirk Nowitzki are on the court together.

"(Bogut) offered to come off the bench, if that's a better situation for us," head coach Rick Carlisle said. "You don't often get a player of his stature offering to come off the bench for the betterment of the team. But because of his suggestion and this situation, we have that as an option."

"If they want to get a mismatch with Dirk at the five and if I have to come off the bench ... last game we started traditionally and had to change the lineup within a minute. There's no reason to go to those lengths just to appease me to start," Bogut explained.

Bogut will only get one more chance to face the Warriors this season -- as a starter or off the bench -- when the two teams match up on March 21 in Dallas.

Curry limps to locker room with left knee strain, does not return vs Hawks


Curry limps to locker room with left knee strain, does not return vs Hawks

OAKLAND -- Stephen Curry lasted 25 minutes Friday night before limping out of another game.

He was diagnosed with a left knee strain and did not return after sustaining the injury.

Curry came up limping after center JaVale McGee, leaping for a rebound, tumbled backward into his lower legs with 3:09 remaining in the third quarter of the Warriors-Hawks game at Oracle Arena.

Immediately, the sellout crowd let out a collective groan.

Curry, his face a mask of dejection, headed for the bench, where he was examined by Warriors physical performance specialist Chelsea Lane. The two then headed into the locker room.

Curry scored a team-high 29 points and grabbed seven rebounds before leaving the game. This was his first appearance since March 8, when he tweaked his surgically repaired right ankle, causing him to miss six games.

Curry has missed 21 of the team’s 71 games. His status for the game Sunday against Utah has not yet been determined.

This story is being updated. 

It's official -- Steph Curry will return vs Hawks, Dennis Schroder awaits him


It's official -- Steph Curry will return vs Hawks, Dennis Schroder awaits him

OAKLAND -- At a time when the Warriors could use a boost, they’ll get Friday night when Stephen Curry rejoins the lineup as they face the Atlanta Hawks.

The Warriors (53-18) have been shorthanded for two weeks, and still they’ll be without three of their four All-Stars. Curry’s return after a six-game absence, however, will send a jolt of energy through the team and the crowd at Oracle Arena.

The Hawks (21-51), in full rebuild mode, have lost 10 of 13 since the All-Star break, including a 105-90 loss to the Kings on Thursday night in Sacramento before the lightest NBA crowd of the season due to protests in the wake of a police shooting.


Warriors by 9


Stephen Curry vs. Dennis Schroder: Under normal circumstances, this is worthy of attention, but it’s particularly intriguing with Curry making his return. Schroder, who rested Thursday night, is a defensive pest, the type of player whose presence lights a fire under opponents. Not that Curry needs it. He’s downright anxious to get back on the court.


Warriors: F Omri Casspi (R ankle sprain) is listed as questionable. F Kevin Durant (R rib cartilage injury), F Draymond Green (pelvic contusion) and G Klay Thompson (R thumb fracture) are listed as out.

Hawks: G Kent Bazemore (R knee bone bruise), F De’Andre Bembry (abdominal strain), G Antonious Cleveland (L ankle surgery rehab), F/C John Collins (L ankle sprain), G Malcolm Delaney (L ankle sprain) and G Jaylen Morris (L ankle sprain) are listed as out.


Warriors: 6-4. Hawks: 2-8.


Sean Wright (crew chief), Kevin Cutler, Rodney Mott


The Warriors prevailed in the first of two meetings this season, 114-109 on March 2 in Atlanta. They swept the two-game series last season and are 6-1 against the Hawks in the Steve Kerr era.


DEFENSIVE INTENSITY: Green’s absence robs the Warriors of their best defender and emotional leader. How do they compensate? That’s going to be tough. Expect Jordan Bell (who will start) and Kevon Looney to handle most of the minutes at PF. They’re capable and willing defenders, but neither has Green’s savvy.

THE GIFTS: Though the Warriors, even without a full roster, are much the better team, those circumstances have guaranteed nothing this season. They have a tendency to keep games close by committing costly turnovers. The Hawks are second in forcing turnovers (15.5 per game) and third in points off turnovers (18.2).

THE GUARDS: Curry’s return gives the Warriors a fourth guard, with three PGs (Quinn Cook, Shaun Livingston, Curry) and SG Nick Young. Because Curry and Quinn Cook are capable of playing off the ball, there will be several variations. Any two can be paired as a duo. The coaching staff gets to satisfy its desire to experiment.