Trans. Mar 12 8:09 ET (Mar 12 8:09 ET ) Programming note: Warriors-Clippers coverage tips off tonight at 7 p.m. with Warriors Pregame Live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (territory restrictions apply) The Warriors are in Week 4 of their solemn vow to approach every game as if it were a playoff game. The Warriors and Clippers have a tempestuous relationship, and there are reasons to believe the mutual animosity will be apparent when they meet Wednesday night at Staples Center. "We dont like them, they don't like us, so it's going to be a battle," Warriors center Andrew Bogut said.
Andrew Bogut came out of nowhere for 15 points, 10 rebounds and a block in Tuesday's surprisingly easy win over the Mavericks.
The Scoop:This was Bogut's highest scoring game since he had 16 on Jan. 31, and the most rebounds he's posted since going for 10 on March 2. He did have 10 points, nine rebounds and a block on Friday against the Hawks, so maybe he's ready to get it going again. But if you dropped Bogut when he was dealing with a shoulder injury for much of February, this is probably the first time you've given it a second thought.
The Golden State Warriors have created space behind them in the crowded Western Conference standings and are showing no signs of slowing down their surge up the standings. Jordan Crawford scored 19 points, Andrew Bogut had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Warriors routed the Dallas Mavericks 108-85 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Golden State (41-24) is sixth in the West, three games ahead of Dallas (38-27) and Memphis (37-26). The Warriors also are four games behind the Clippers (45-20) in the Pacific Division, with the final meeting between the teams this season looming large in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Andrew Bogut put up his 13th double-double this season, scoring 15 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Golden State Warriors easily get past the Dallas Mavericks, 108-85. The Warriors had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 41-80 (51.2%) from the field, including 12-25 (48.0%) from three-point range. Golden State (41-24) has now won five straight games. Despite the loss, Monta Ellis put up 15 points for Dallas on 6-13 shooting, including 1-3 from behind the arc.
OAKLAND In the first of three games that will have direct bearing on the Western Conference standings, the Warriors played small and still stood tall. With matchups forcing centers Andrew Bogut and Jermaine O'Neal to the bench in the second half, the Warriors accelerated at both ends to take a 113-107 victory over the talented and relentless Suns on Sunday night at Oracle Arena. During a third quarter in which Bogut played four minutes and O'Neal never left the bench, the Warriors outscored Phoenix 38-17 to pretty much take over the game. A late Suns rally narrowed the score, but the Warriors had built too much cushion to give back.