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Warriors’ Festus Ezeli could return Sunday

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CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 18: Festus Ezeli #31 of the Golden State Warriors yells to his team during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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As the Warriors enter the home stretch of their chase for 73 wins, they may be getting a pretty important piece back soon. Backup center Festus Ezeli, who has been recovering from knee surgery and last played on January 25, could return Sunday against the Trail Blazers.

From ESPN’s Marc Spears:

Andrew Bogut left Friday night’s loss to the Celtics with a rib injury and his status is unknown for Sunday’s game (although the injury didn’t seem serious). Getting Ezeli back will be huge for their depth and allow them to rest Bogut if necessary.