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The Crippling, All-Court Influence of Andrew Bogut’s Absence

Oct 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA;   NBA referee Ed Malloy (14) holds back Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) after a foul on Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (not pictured) in the second quarter of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

That analysis of the crushing impact Andrew Bogut’s indefinite absence will have on the Warriors playoff hopes has been relegated to one side of the ball is extremely telling. Golden State was a defensive team first and foremost this season, after all, due in large part to the supreme influence of its seven-foot Aussie. But his near-dominance on that end of the floor not withstanding, we’d be remiss to continue acting as if the loss of Bogut won’t prove detrimental to the Warriors offense, too. And considering that reality, it bears mentioning that Golden State is in even more trouble against the Clippers than anyone's anticipating.

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Game of the Night: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors

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Tonight marks the night we find out who the All-Star reserves are going to be for both the

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day A Success: Thoughts on the NBA for 1/21/14

Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and the NBA continued its tradition of celebrating one of the most important people in American history. Many players wore special shoes and they also started

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Warriors Win Ninth Straight: Thoughts on the NBA For 1/6/14

Another night, another win for the Golden State Warriors. This time they didn't leave it until the buzzer like they did agains the Atlanta Hawks. Last night was a just a good solid win. And with Milwaukee,