Thursday, May 9, 2013
Warriors plan defending Duncan
By Nick Borges
Golden State tied up the series with San Antonio on Wednesday and part of their defensive strategy is to have Andrew Bogut play Tim Duncan straight up and the Aussie likes it that way.
"If Tim gets off, like he did a little bit tonight, we'll live with that," Bogut told The Oakland Tribune. "If he's getting easy shots against me where he's two feet from the basket, we have a problem. But if I keep working him, pushing him out, making him work for his buckets, we're not too worried about it."
Duncan finished Game 2 with 23 points and nine rebounds. Bogut played 29 minutes and tallied six points and 11 rebounds.
Carl Landry says having Bogut healthy and able to play is big against Duncan.
"In the regular season, when Bogut was out sometimes we had to double-team Duncan and it left shooters open, and we had different types of rotations," says Landry. "It's just real easy to have a guy down there to just defend Duncan as best as he can."