The Warriors have acquired center Andrew Bogut and forward Stephen Jackson from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Monta Ellis, forward Ekpe Udoh and center Kwame Brown, it was announced on Tuesday. Six-year NBA veteran (all with the Bucks), Bogut has appeared in 12 games this season with Milwaukee, averaging 11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.00 blocked shots. He has missed the last 25 contests due to a fractured left ankle. Jackson, 31, has appeared in 26 games with the Bucks this season, averaging 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.00 steals. FULL PRESS RELEASE
LAST TIME OUT
David Lee, Nate Robinson and Brandon Rush led a balanced attack with 17 points apiece, and Golden State ran away with a 115-89 victory on Tuesday night in Sacramento. Dorell Wright added 14 with 10 boards for the Warriors, who placed six players in double figures on the way to a third straight win. Rookie guards Charles Jenkins and Klay Thompson combined for 29 points and seven assists in the victory. FULL GAME RECAP
WARRIORS VS. CELTICS
The Warriors have won six of their last seven home games against the Celtics and will look to continue that dominance on Wednesday. The Warriors have won three straight and four of their last five to climb within three games of the eighth and final playoff spot and the Celtics, meanwhile, will enter the game as winners of two of their last three. A key player for the Warriors figures to be David Lee, who had 26 points and 12 rebounds in the Warriors' most recent matchup with Boston last season.
After struggling in the games immediately after the All-Star Break, the Warriors have found their stroke from 3-point range in recent contests. Over the last five games, the team has shot 53-for-105 (50.5 percent) from distance, and they have made at least eight 3-pointers in each of those games. The Warriors attempt more 3-pointers than most other teams, so continued success on perimeter shooting could go a long way in the team maintaining its winning ways as of late.
NO REST, NO PROBLEM
The Warriors have bucked a league-wide trend and excelled when playing on consecutive days this season. The team has gone 6-3 when playing the back end of a back-to-back and have won each of the last three such contests. The Warriors will have to maintain that success on short rest should they make a run at the playoffs, as Wednesday marks the first of nine remaining back-to-backs for the team this season.
Injuries:Warriors - Stephen Curry (mild sprain, right ankle) is day-to-day. Andrew Bogut (left ankle fracture) is out. Stephen Jackson (sore left hamstring) is day-to-day. Celtics - Jermaine O’Neal (sprained left wrist) is day-to-day.
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