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Warriors' Bogut starts following 39-game absence

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Andrew Bogut returned to action and started for the Golden State Warriors on Monday at Toronto.

The 7-foot-1 center, acquired in March from the Milwaukee Bucks in the deal that involved Monta Ellis, played in four games this season before experiencing complications with his surgically repaired left ankle. Bogut had microfracture surgery in April.

The team announced Bogut needed rest five games into the season, but instead of a 10-day absence, he was shut down for more than two months, a decision the Warriors and coach Mark Jackson left to Bogut. In all, Bogut missed 39 games.

Since Bogut has not participated in a full team practice since November, it's likely he'll be eased back into competition.
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