OAKLAND -- Making it clear he'd love for injured center Andrew Bogut to see some action before the playoffs, Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he still has no idea if Bogut will be ready to play Monday night against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena.
Bogut missed Golden State's 118-116 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday after suffering a bone bruise on his troubled left ankle against Oklahoma City on Thursday. He did some light shooting but didn't practice Sunday. He did receive treatment and went through rehab.
"We'll take it day by day and see how he responds (Monday), see how he's feeling and make a decision based on that," said Jackson. "When he's fine to go, he'll go. It's important for us to get some live reps and ideally at full strength to close out the season. But if that's not the case, then it's understandable and we'll move forward."
Guard Stephen Curry said it was encouraging to see Bogut go through limited work Sunday.
"I've dealt with ankle troubles, too, so you try to get the mobility and strength to maintain after an incident like that," Curry said. "We hope to have him back as soon as possible, hopefully before the season is over with and going into the playoffs, so that he's fresh and feeling good about himself."
Bogut had an MRI on the ankle Saturday, but it had not yet been evaluated by Dr. Richard Ferkel, who performed microfracture surgery on Bogut's ankle last April.
Several Warriors players were upset with the officiating during the game, which had a stark free-throw disparity. The Lakers shot 50 free throws to the Warriors' 16.
Several calls went against the Warriors down the stretch. Curry was called for a foul fighting through a screen, leading to free throws for Steve Blake. Jack was knocked to the floor while corralling a loose ball, but no foul was called. Klay Thompson appeared to have been fouled on a fast-break layup but didn't get the whistle.
Jack was unavailable for comment on the fine.
"We just need to dig deep, have a good performance, make winning plays," he said. "Then the same thing goes for Portland on Wednesday, so that we finish our last game strong going into whatever series we end up in. It's good preparation to know that every game still means something for our seeding and our state of mind going into the playoffs."
"It'd be special," Curry said. "But it's not one of those situations where if I'm two or three away from it and there are a couple of minutes left in the Portland game I'm going to start jacking up threes. If I'm just aggressive and let the game come to me, play the way I've been playing all year, then maybe it'll happen."
San Antonio (58-22) at Warriors (45-35), 7:30 p.m. CSNBA