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OAKLAND, Calif. – Festus Ezeli played for the first time in 17 months and had 10 points and three rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 125-107 in Tuesday's preseason game.
The backup center added one block in 11 minutes to clear a major milestone in his recovery from right knee surgery.
Ezeli played 78 games as a rookie. He also missed part of training camp with inflammation in his right shin.
The Warriors' Stephen Curry scored 27 points and David Lee had 12 points and six rebounds.
Jared Cunningham had 23 points and J.J. Redick scored 21 to lead the Clippers. Coach Doc Rivers rested stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
Warriors center Andrew Bogut was not with the team because of an illness.