Bogut in starting lineup against Bucks

Bogut in starting lineup against Bucks
March 20, 2014, 12:45 pm
If I don't play tonight, I'll try it Saturday. But I think I'll give it a try and see what happens.
Andrew Bogut

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Update (7 p.m.) -- The Warriors announced that center Andrew Bogut will be in the starting lineup Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. 

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OAKLAND – Warriors center Andrew Bogut, after sitting out Tuesday's game with ankle soreness, said Thursday morning that he might be able to take the court Thursday night against Milwaukee.

"The ankle feels good," Bogut said after the team's shootaround. "It's much better, the two or three days rest I've had really helped it. So I'll see at warmup tonight, see how I feel, but I (may be able) to give it a go.''

Bogut tweaked his left ankle last Sunday, during a 113-112 win over the Trail Blazers in Portland. It's the same ankle on which we underwent surgery a month after being acquired by the Warriors in March 2012.

Coach Mark Jackson, who was unavailable at shootaround, will be the ultimate authority on whether Bogut plays, and the coach tends to be conservative. That the Warriors are facing the lowly Bucks on Thursday and the streaking Spurs on Saturday may factor into the decision.

Bogut, who didn't dress on Tuesday, seems willing to face his former team.

"If I go out and warmup and I can't run 100 percent, I won't play," he said. "But I tried it this morning. I got some rest and the right treatment and it felt good. If I don't play tonight, I'll try it Saturday. But I think I'll give it a try and see what happens."