January 31, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12, left) and power forward David Lee (10) celebrate after a basket during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Mavericks 100-97. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Won’t Have David Lee, Andrew Bogut In Phoenix

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Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said Saturday morning that center Andrew Bogut will miss his second straight game Saturday night when the Warriors visit the Phoenix Suns.

According to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle, via Twitter:

 

Lee was already announced as being out for Saturday night. Lee has been dealing with a left shoulder sprain he sustained against the Pacers last month, while Bogut is dealing with shoulder stiffness. According to Simmons, Jermaine O’Neal and Draymond Green will start for the Warriors once again. They each started Thursday against Chicago.

 

This will be just the third game Bogut has missed this season—and just the second due to injury. He was suspended for a game in November after a ruckus broke out at Oracle Arena between the Trail Blazers and Warriors on Nov. 25.

In 48 games this season, Bogut is averaging 8.2 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots in 27.5 minutes per game, shooting 63.6 percent from the floor (but only 34.6 percent at the foul line—it’s like Andris Biedrins 2.0 at this point). Bogut played in only 32 regular-season games all of last season.

Lee is also sitting for just the third time. He is averaging 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 34.1 minutes a game while shooting 51.5 percent.

O’Neal just returned from wrist surgery last week. In 19 games, he is averaging 6.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in 18.9 minutes per game, while Green will make his second start, averaging five points and 4.4 rebounds in 19.5 minutes. Green has not missed a game this season.

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