Bogut still battling ankle

Andrew Bogut had been relatively quiet in the first five games of the series between his Golden State Warriors and the Denver Nuggets, but he came up huge during Thursday's series-clinching victory. After posting series-highs in minutes (39), points (14) and rebounds (21), Bogut admitted that he nearly missed Game 6 due to lingering pain in his surgically repaired left ankle. A pain-killing injection prior to the game allowed him to play, according to USAToday.com's Sam Amick.