The Warriors have had to survive without Andrew Bogut for most of the season.
For the first time, they proved able to win a game without Stephen Curry, using the inspiration of Bogut's return to pull away from Toronto for a 114-102 victory Monday night in front of 15,914 at the Air Canada Centre.
"You can tell we're a different team when (Bogut is) on the floor," Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said. "It's great to have him, because it makes me a better coach. He makes guys better, and he completes us as a team."
On the very night that Bogut returned from a 38-game hiatus to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle, Curry re-tweaked his twice surgically repaired right ankle and missed the game's final 15:46.
Bogut makes triumphant return in Toronto
San Francisco Chronicle | Jan 29