November 05, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) guards Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Golden State Warriors 94-92. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Centers Andrew Bogut Out, DeMarcus Cousins Doubtful For Warriors-Kings Matchup

Golden State Warriors will miss his fifth consecutive game with a shoulder injury Wednesday when they visit the Sacramento Kings in their first game since the All-Star break.

According to, Bogut’s condition to what he is calling a bone bruise but what the team says is inflammation was aggravated last week with a bad reaction to a cortisone injection.

“We can’t really put a timeline on it,” coach Mark Jackson said Wednesday morning. “He’ll continue to get treatment and we’ll continue to monitor him. And when he’s ready to go, he’ll be back in the lineup and we look forward to it. But right now, it’s about getting him healthy and whole.”

Bogut will likely miss Golden State’s home game Thursday night against the Rockets, as well.

Meanwhile, Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is doubtful Wednesday night as he deals with a strained hip flexor.

Bogut started 48 of the Warriors’ first 49 games—with the only miss due to a suspension—before being sidelined with the shoulder injury. That comes after the Australian big man missed 104 of 148 games in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

He is averaging 8.2 points, 10.7 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 assists in 27.5 minutes per game while shooting 63.6 percent from the floor.

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