Golden State Warrior's center Andrew Bogut only played for 20 minutes during the team's recent Game 5 matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. While the big man appeared to be laboring when he was on the court, he's since told reporters -- including Carl Steward of The Mercury News -- that his surgically-repaired left ankle is "fine."
During his 20 minutes of action Tuesday, Bogut grabbed six rebounds and scored only two points. He also didn't block a shot.
Considering his lack of playing time, reporters asked him yesterday if his absence had to do with his ankle. Bogut indicated that his ankle is fine, as he wasn't willing to pin the prior injury on his lack of minutes.
Warriors coach Mark Jackson backed up his center, saying that no one is 100 percent at this point in the season.
"Nobody's 100 percent on either team," Jackson said. "He's battling, he's grinding, he's giving us what he has. I think he's played extremely well, and that's part of the reason we are where we are today, and I expect him to do it again for 98 minutes."