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O'Neal plans to play in Game 7

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Warriors' center Jermaine O'Neal told reporters at Saturday's practice that he plans to play in Game 7 tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center following an MRI that revealed a bone bruise in his right knee.

O'Neal hasn't run since Clippers' big man Glen Davis smashed into him during Thursday's 100-99 win in Game 6 at Oracle Arena.

The 35-year-old veteran is likely to receive a painkilling shot pre-game and will probably wear a knee brace throughout the contest.

"I'm going to try to give everything I've got, and hopefully whatever I got is good enough to help my team win," O'Neal said.

Golden State is already short on centers with Andrew Bogut (rib fracture) and Festus Ezeli (knee surgery) out due to injuries.

Meanwhile Draymond Green, David Lee, and Marreese Speights have filled in for Bogut who went down prior to the beginning of the playoffs. Veteran center Hilton Armstrong and rookie big Ognjen Kuzmic are also available off the bench.

Game 7 will be broadcast on TNT nationally and CSN Bay Area locally at 7:30 p.m. The first-round series is tied at 3-3.


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