Warriors center Andrew Bogut strained his right calf during the second half of Thursday’s win over the Miami Heat but he still started Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Bogut checked out of the game with 7:03 left in the third quarter against Miami and never returned. Jackson said Bogut was going through his normal pregame workout before Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks and he would meet with him afterwards to discuss his status. That apparently checked out well enough for him to play.
Bogut has played in 33 of the Warriors’ 34 games this year, missing one due to a suspension. It’s the most games he’s played in since the 2010-11 season after dealing with multiple injuries.
Jackson said he hasn’t had to monitor Bogut’s status at all this year up to this point.
“There’s no restraints on him,” Jackson said. “He’s playing at a high level. He’s an anchor to our defense.”