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Warriors vs. Spurs: Andrew Bogut will start in his 2019 debut

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Andrew Bogut will make his 2019 debut for the Warriors as their starting center.

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The Golden State Warriors will face the San Antonio Spurs tonight at 5 p.m. in Texas with a whole lot of changes to the lineup since their last game, headlined by Andrew Bogut’s return to the champs.

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So the expectation for most people was that Bogut would get minutes without centers DeMarcus Cousins and Damian Jones in the lineup — with Jordan Bell, Kevon Looney, and ... Jonas Jerebko ... ? ... the only other available bigs, the Warriors needed another big body to use in their rotation.

What probably wasn’t expected from most was that he’d start, as reported by Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Bogut’s last NBA start came with the L.A. Lakers in late-December 2017 — it’s been a while and perhaps we should temper expectations due to some expected rust. Nonetheless, it’s somewhat exciting to welcome back the big guy in a time of need as everyone is gearing up for the playoffs.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on Bogut starting and observations of the game as it unfolds — this is about the most exciting thing to happen in a regular season game since DeMarcus Cousins’ debut.