(TORONTO) — The Golden State Warriors finally got their man in the middle on the floor.
Andrew Bogut made his return to lead the Warriors to a 114-102 road victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.
Bogut, who hadn’t played since Nov. 7 while recovering from pain in his surgically repaired ankle, posted 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. “He was great,” Warriors coach Mark Jackson said of Bogut. “You can tell we’re a different basketball team with him on the floor.”
However, the Warriors (27-17) did lose Stephen Curry to an ankle injury in the third quarter, but Curry said he could have come back in the game.
The Raptors (16-29) were paced by Aaron Gray, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds. “I see fatigue, I see mental and physical fatigue,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “I thought we had it going right until the fourth quarter.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN