Andrew Bogut

The guard from Pennsylvania sees some of his game in the center from Australia.

Actually, Nuggets coach George Karl didn’t sound that fond of Warriors center Andrew Bogut, explaining, “Bogut does a little of the little things, he sets the illegal screens, pushes guys around, tries to taunt and flaunt — a little bit like how I used to play, though I wasn’t 7-1.”

Karl was a pesky guard for the Spurs back in the 1970s. He was asked before Sunday’s game about Bogut, who had taunted Nuggets center JaVale McGee in Game 3 to punch him in the face.

“I was once sent into the game to instigate a guy to punch me in the face,” Karl said. “Brian Taylor, he punched me, I punched him, and it was a 16-minute fight. Well, Brian Taylor hit me first, I hit him from behind and then it was going on all over the place. I was sent into the game to hold, grab and wrestle — things that Bogut does really well.”

– Reported by Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post