With the San Antonio Spurs up tomorrow night, one goal for the Golden State Warriors in tonight's game against the Dallas Mavericks had to be staying healthy and finding a way to get some rest.
Unfortunately, the Warriors lost center Andrew Bogut due to injury in the first of tonight's game in Dallas. And strangely, even media at the game were unaware of an injury until Bogut just didn't return to the court after halftime.
#Warriors 75, Mavericks 74 (9:50, 3rd) I think Andrew Bogut stayed in the locker room, but no injury update from the team just yet.— Rusty Simmons (@Rusty_SFChron) March 19, 2016
Injury update: Andrew Bogut (left big toe injury) will not return to tonight's game.— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 19, 2016
While it wasn't immediately cause for alarm, Bogut initially left the game with 14.2 seconds left in the second quarter after a collision with teammate Klay Thompson and Mavs wing Chandler Parson, who was fouled and went to the free throw line. You can see Bogut coming up with a small limp as he lined up for the Parson free throws but the way he sprinted off the court made everything seem ok.
But the play where he actually injured the toe was probably a few moments earlier, when he seemed to awkwardly stub his toe while guarding J.J. Barea with 56.4 seconds left in the half.
With Bogut and reserve center Festus Ezeli both out due to injury, James Michael McAdoo started the second half for the Warriors.
After the game, the official diagnosis was that Bogut suffered a strained left big toe.
Andrew Bogut suffered a strained left big toe in tonight's game. X-Rays were negative and he is doubtful for tomorrow night in San Antonio— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 19, 2016