OAKLAND – Leave it to Warriors center Andrew Bogut to neatly and brusquely summarize the events that resulted in a 110-100 loss at Utah on Friday night.
Bogut acknowledged not much is expected of him in terms of offensive production, but defense is where he is supposed to make a major contribution to all the Warriors do.
"Even defensively, I was terrible," he said after the loss at Energy Solutions Arena. "Couldn't help out the team. Usually, if I have a bad offensive game I know I can help us defensively and at least control the boards.
"They kicked my ass tonight, so I've got to bounce back tomorrow."
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Bogut, who missed Tuesday's game against the Bulls with an illness, said he felt fine. He started and played 23 minutes, finishing with 4 points, four rebounds and four assists.
The Utah big men, particularly Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert, combined for 15 points, 20 rebounds and five blocked shots.
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Though Bogut was not alone in playing shoddy defense and being outworked on the glass, he took himself to task.
"It's the worst game I played all year," he said. "No energy. I wasn't doing (well) out there or in a good rhythm. Just couldn't get going. We've got to bounce back tomorrow night."
The Warriors face the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Oracle Arena.