Warriors hold out Ezeli with right knee injury

Festus Ezeli has a bruised right knee and will miss the Golden

State Warriors’ game at the Atlanta Hawks.

Ezeli banged his knee in Friday night’s loss at Orlando. The

Warriors initially listed Ezeli as active against the Hawks before

announcing minutes before the tipoff he would not play.

Andris Biedrins made his first start of the season in place of

Ezeli on Saturday night.

Ezeli, a rookie from Vanderbilt, is averaging 2.9 points and 3.8


The Warriors were once again without center Andrew Bogut, who is

recovering from ankle surgery, and guard Brandon Rush, who is out

for the year with an injured left knee.