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Bogut Shakes Off Rust With Big Fourth Quarter In NBA Finals

Jun 2, 2019, 8:49 PM
Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors is congratulated by his teammate Andrew Bogut #12 a...
Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors is congratulated by his teammate Andrew Bogut #12 after blocking a shot against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Two of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 02, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
(Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

TORONTO, Ontario – After sitting out Game 1 due to coaches decision, former Ute Andrew Bogut played some key minutes in Game 2 of the NBA Finals in the Warriors win over the Raptors.

The 109-104 win for Golden State tied the series with Toronto in the NBA Finals as the series shifts to Oakland on Wednesday.

Bogut played 7 minutes, but made the most of every second with 6 points and 1 rebound on 3-for-3 shooting including a nice one-handed putback and an alley-oop dunk from Stephen Curry.

His defense stood out as he did a good job protecting the rim and even trapped Kawhi Leonard near the half-court line with Draymond Green.

Bogut has been relied on for his leadership in the locker room more than his play on the court. Other than the first round of the playoffs, the former Ute has played sparingly in the second round, conference finals and the Finals. He has averaged 2.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in the postseason.

He re-joined the Warriors towards the end of the regular season after spending most of the year with the Sydney Kings in Australia.

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