Golden State Warriors big man Andrew Bogut does not always see eye-to-eye with teammate Steph Curry, and the reason has nothing to do with the difference in height.
Curry, the consummate win-everything-sight reigning NBA MVP, has stated publicly that he is more than a little interested in the 73-win regular season record, but to Bogut, that milestone would be meaningless if the Warriors do not repeat as NBA Champs.
The Warriors suffered a bit of a blow to their pursuit of the record when they lost at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and at this point, any team in the league, no matter how dismal, would relish the opportunity to play a role in denying the record to the Warriors.
Bogut does have a point. There are so many stories in so many sports about teams dominating the regular season only to go quietly into the night in the playoffs. Bogut’s credibility, despite his black knee socks, took a leap in a game against the Utah Jazz, when he dunked so fiercely on Jazz centre Rudy Gobert that Gobert developed a case of post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Warriors need to win their final four games to pass the Chicago Bulls’ 72 wins in the 1995-96 season, and two of those games are against the not-to-be-discarded San Antonio Spurs.