March 8, 2013, was the last time Warriors center Andrew Bogut even attempted a shot from beyond the arc. Since then he’s been waiting, watching, judging the angles, observing the Splash Brothers. Finally, in last night’s 125-107 win over the Pelicans, Bogut let ‘er rip.
“We may have to draw up a couple plays for Bogues now. We’ll see,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr joked. “No, he messes around in practice, and he’s actually a pretty good shooter. If he just lets it fly, he can make shots. It’s just not what he’s thinking about out there. He just wants to block shots, get assists and do his thing.
“It seemed to energize the team. The bench was going crazy. The crowd was going nuts. It was one of those lucky plays that gets you going.”
The basket ignited a 13-0 run for the Warriors, who became the fastest team ever to win 60 games. The only way it could have been better is if Bogut had started jogging down the court after releasing the ball.
It wasn’t all twine for Bogut on the night, or even iron or plexiglass. Can’t hit ‘em all:
Bogut joked after the game that he might enter the three-point shooting competition at next year’s All-Star Game. “Just not a free-throw competition.”
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