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Warriors’ David Lee, Jermaine O’Neal to play against Charlotte

OAKLAND — Warriors forward David Lee will return to the starting lineup in Tuesday night’s game against Charlotte after missing the previous contest with a sprained left shoulder and strained left hip.

Lee did not play in the Warriors’ 95-90 win at Utah on Friday.

Meanwhile, backup center Jermaine O’Neal’s declaration on Twitter that he would play against Charlotte after having missed two months recovering from wrist surgery was confirmed by coach Mark Jackson.

“Thank God I follow Jermaine on Twitter,” Jackson said with a laugh.

“Having a true backup center and a guy that can also move and play some power forward position makes a difference, so it’s great to have him back. I’ll read how he looks. I’ll be in constant contact with him as far as how he feels, and we’ll go from there.”

Diamond Leung

  • Stan

    I’m expecting the Warriors to overwhelm the Albatrosses,Flock of Seagulls or whatever they call themselves tonight right off from start. A early KO.

  • Howard Benner

    The W’s are now the “timnam” of NBA teams. . no heart. . .

    Last year was an abberation; this team doesn’t have it. I predict they will not make the playyoffs & due to trading multiple draft picks in the years to come will be in the abyss of mediocrity @ best. . . .they are the underachievers of the league. . .

  • Oakland Stroke

    Early KO all right.