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Jermaine O'Neal to start vs. Clips

Updated: April 18, 2014, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson says Jermaine O'Neal will start in place of injured center Andrew Bogut in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET on ABC).

Jackson said Friday that he wants O'Neal to start because it's easier for the 35-year-old veteran to stay loose that way. He also says O'Neal provides a similar skillset to Bogut, who is out indefinitely with a fractured right rib.

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