MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr says he is holding center Andrew Bogut out of Saturday night’s game with Memphis for some rest before playing at San Antonio on Sunday night as the Warriors chase the NBA single-season wins record.
Kerr said after the morning shootaround he just didn’t want Bogut to play both games with everyone else available. The 31-year-old has started 64 of 68 games this season, averaging 20.7 minutes.
The coach says any player who is banged up should tell him, and Kerr also wants to limit minutes played against Memphis.
Kerr says the Warriors will try to win the game but not at the expense of wearing people out.
The Warriors (70-9) have three games left to pass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.