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That was just too easy for Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who made a joking plea to Warriors fans a couple hours before tipoff. "I'm just going to make an appeal to our fans to be as quiet as possible," he said. "It's the least we can do." The sellout crowd paid no heed to Kerr's faux instructions. Decked out in yellow "Strength in Numbers" T-shirts, fans roared at every opportunity. The Pelicans kept coming, but so did the crowd. "It was unbelievable," center Andrew Bogut said afterward. "At one point it got to where we couldn't even hear the whistle. That's what we want. We love that from our fans and the atmosphere they provide. We wouldn't want to play anywhere else in the world." Contra Costa Times

Kerr seemed puzzled by the notion that the noise could reach illegal levels. "I know the NBA likes to control a lot of things, but I don't think they can control how loud the fans yell," he said. Contra Costa Times

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When Bogut was asked to discuss whether Davis' late outburst was the product of his improved play in the fourth or the Warriors' collective relaxation when they held a huge lead, he smiled and said, "Yeah, I wouldn't go that far. I'm not going to give them any bulletin board material — nice loaded question, by the way (laughter all around). He's going to get his points. We're not going to keep Anthony Davis to zero points or five points. He's going to get his numbers. He's an All-Star. He's one of the best players in the league. ... He's a top five player in this league, up there with LeBron and those guys." On the topic of Davis having just one rebound through three quarters: "Yeah, I can't really comment too much about that," Bogut said, as if the Warriors' efforts had nothing to do with it. "We do a great job on the boards, (but) I'm not sure. He was floating around on the perimeter a whole lot more, so maybe that's why." USA Today Sports

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"(The outside perception of them) is still the same, though," Bogut said. "We still talk to journalists, and they know we're No. 1 or No. 2 in scoring but no one knows we're No. 1 in defense. They'll say, 'You guys are so high-scoring, so high-powered, but can you sustain that in the playoffs? It doesn't work in the playoffs!' And you're sitting there like, 'We're No. 1 in defense. Our defense has been unbelievable.' People still think we're the Warriors of the 2000s, but we don't mind it. We're happy that people talk about us like that, because we hope teams prepare for us like that. 'They're soft. Let's go at them.' Because we'll fight back." USA Today Sports

"Oh, I've been in some scuffles," he said with a grin when pressed about his real-life, knuckle-knocking experience. "Growing up, I got picked on a lot because I was taller. I was a head taller than my whole year (grade) so in Year Seven, the Year 10s and 11s and 12s were giving me (crap). I followed one of them home on the bus and gave him a few and he left me alone after that. Just stuff like that. The area I grew up in, everyone thinks — especially being in the NBA — everyone wants to talk about growing up in a bad area, but I didn't grow up in a nice area in Australia. It was a rough area, and you kind of had to be very street smart to get by. I've been jumped by a gang as a 16-year-old, had the (expletive) beaten out of me. Five or six guys beat the (expletive) out of me at a party. I've been in fights at school." USA Today Sports

"My first year of high school, I got suspended for being in a fight, throwing a kid up against the locker," he continues. "It was some racist stuff from my European background that I dealt with. I was always kind of in scuffles. It was a way of life. That was the only way you could get by in that area. If you didn't stand up for yourself, you'd just get crushed. USA Today Sports

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Warriors center Andrew Bogut said he didn’t have a good live look of the memorable move Stephen Curry put on Chris Paul, but figured the Internet would help him out with that one. “I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of memes,” Bogut said. “So I’m looking forward to getting on Instagram and Twitter and seeing exactly what they’re doing on the Photoshop because there’s a lot of antics that were going behind the bench when it happened, and it was a hell of a play by Steph.” Contra Costa Times

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I want to bring up a couple of guys and you can tell me what they mean to the team. First, Alvin Gentry. Andrew Bogut: He’s been huge. Basically he’s our offensive coordinator, like it would be in football. His main role is with reads and spacing and putting in sets, little tweaks. He’s highly responsible for that and does a great job. Unfortunately for us, I hate to say it but there’s a high chance we lose him in the offseason because he’s just too talented of a coach to not be head coaching. CBSSports.com

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“He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points,” Bogut said Tuesday after Curry scored 33 points and dished out 10 assists in a win at Portland. “If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion.” Contra Costa Times

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Andrew Bogut: Iguodala's my locker partner. He's right next to me in the locker room. He's a great intangibles guy for us. This is a guy who was an All-Star at one point and put up huge numbers scoring-wise, but he accepted his role. He's the leader of our bench. He's probably one of our highest basketball IQ guys on our team and one of our best defenders. He brings a lot of things that some other guys don't have on the team that he's willing to do. He's been absolutely huge for us. CBSSports.com

You reached out to Larry Sanders to wish him well. What'd you think of his video? Do you think that's a message that needs to get out a little bit more — that basketball isn't the only thing that you guys care about? Andrew Bogut: It's a tricky one because we're paid a significant amount of money to play basketball and most people that support the game are passionate about it, they'd love to do what we're doing. So for someone to come out and say that it's my job, people probably can't relate to it as much. Which is unfortunate. Because it is, it does become a job after a while. I still enjoy it, I think most people that play it enjoy it, but it has its ups and downs. I think what Larry was trying to say is he doesn't want basketball to define him, he wants to define himself. And I think that's when we go back to what guys are doing off the court and all that, you gotta have outlets that aren't just predicated on basketball because you'll drive yourself crazy. You'll get to a point where you retire, and you want to know what happens to a lot of those guys two or three years out of retirement? They get depression and then all hell breaks loose financially and emotionally and socially. So I think he made the right decision. CBSSports.com

Andrew Bogut: A lot of people think he's crazy leaving that money on the table, but mental health is an interesting one. I have some friends and family that had similar issues. And it's a tough one because you can't see it. It's not not like a broken leg where you have a cast on and people can feel sorry for you. It's in your head. And people kind of call you soft and a pussy for it. That's just the reality of being a professional sportsman. You're supposed to be tough and be able to fight through anything. But I think what Larry did is an even tougher thing than what most people could do. The time I spent with Larry, he was a really good teammate. I got along with him just fine. He was a young player, I had no problems with him and I really do wish him the best. CBSSports.com

You've said you don't want to have kids until you're out of the league. Andrew Bogut: I kind of don't want to raise them around this environment because I don't think it's a healthy environment in a way for children. Because everything's monetary, everything's about money and flashiness and what car you drive. Not to disrespect how other people live, but it's something that I don't think is appropriate for children. I don't think a child should have a Luis Vuitton bag at four years old or have a cell phone at six. That's something I don't think is right, and it's not the way I'll raise my kids the day I have ‘em. Yeah, it's an interesting one. I'll just try to keep my kids level-headed and make sure that they work just as hard as I did to get to where they are. There are going to be no free handouts and I'll want them to have a normal childhood. CBSSports.com

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