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Warriors trying to move on with center Andrew Bogut likely out for playoffs

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FILE - IN this Jan. 24, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut, left, blocks Minnesota Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio during an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. The Warriors will likely be without Bogut when they begin the playoffs this weekend. The loss of Bogut, who has a fractured right rib, leaves the Warriors without their best interior defender. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)The Associated Press

Go small or go home.

That might as well be the new mantra for the Golden State Warriors in the playoffs. With center Andrew Bogut out for the foreseeable future with a fractured right rib, the Warriors are searching for a way to replace their best interior defender in a rotation that already lacks big men.

The Warriors (50-31) play at Denver in their regular-season finale Wednesday night. They are locked into the sixth seed in the Western Conference and will most likely begin the postseason at the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday or Sunday.

Warriors coach Mark Jackson has flirted with smaller lineups late this season, and playing "small ball" in the playoffs could be his only option when backup center Jermaine O'Neal is out.