Fantasy Spin: Bogut Returns, Curry Limps Off, Warriors Win

Yet another ‘minor’ ankle sprain for Stephen Curry (17 PTS in 26 minutes) meant that his teammates needed to close this one out. David Lee (21 PTS, 12 REB, 7 AST) led seven Warriors in double figures; by far the most surprising was Andrew Bogut. Making his first appearance since early November, the Aussie looked good — 12 PTS, 8 REB, 4 BLK — in 24 minutes. Raptors coach Dwane Casey used big Aaron Gray against Bogut, and the results were astonishing. Left open for a bunch of dunks, Gray had the game of his life — 22 PTS, 10 REB, 2 STL in 31:36 — while limiting Amir Johnson (9 PTS, 5 REB) to less than 24 minutes. Kyle Lowry sat out with back spasms.

Other January 28 Game Recaps

MEM @ PHI: It’s hard to complain about Jrue Holiday (21 PTS, 10 AST, 3 REB) but I really expected him to do much more with Mike Conley (ankle) sidelined. Jerryd Bayless (21 PTS, 9 AST, 5 REB) was tremendous in a spot start, and Marc Gasol (27 PTS, 7 REB, 7 AST, 2 STL, 2 BLK) absolutely dominated Spencer Hawes (8 PTS, 4 REB in 36 minutes) as the Grizzlies won an entertaining battle. Evan Turner (27) and Thaddeus Young (23) led the Sixers, but the difference-maker was Rudy Gay, whose 26-point, 7-rebound, 5-assist line his best in a month.

SAC @ WAS: The Kings are an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, wrapped in bacon — I mean unpredictability. DeMarcus Cousins (12 PTS) wasn’t much of a factor, and two other starters combined for a total of two points, yet they won a road game. Isaiah Thomas (22 PTS, 7 AST, 4 REB) was the hero, with forgotten man Francisco Garcia, who had scored 17 points in the last nine games, coming off the bench to hit four 3-pointers. Rookie Thomas Robinson (9 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST, 2 BLK) played twice as many minutes as fast-fading Jason Thompson. For the Wizards, John Wall (19 PTS, 6 AST) played a solid 30 minutes and Emeka Okafor (23 PTS, 15 REB) owned Cousins, but Bradley Beal (6 PTS) is bothered by a sore wrist and Nene had more turnovers (6) than points (4).

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