Stephen Curry made two of his 14 shots. David Lee, two of 16, was even worse. The Warriors get effective minutes from big man Andrew Bogut, a big chunk of them in the first half, and yet inexplicably keep him out of the game at crunch time. And yet, after blowing a 17-point lead to trail by as much as eight, they manage to win their season opener against the Steve Nash-less (and maybe awful, we’ll see, Phoenix Suns) 87-85.
Curry had maybe his worst game as a Warrior, even missing two free throws at the end to allow the Suns a chance to win at the buzzer. Ironically, it came 24 hours after he signed a four-year, $44 million contract extension.
Post game quote from Bogut, via CSN Bay Area:
“It’s been a long road for me. I haven’t played basketball since January. I’ve missed that competitive feeling. Tonight, they threw everything at us. Everyone stepped up. I feel fine. I almost wrestled with Coach to play in the fourth quarter. But they shut me down.”
Image: CSN Bay Area