DETROIT -- Warriors center Andrew Bogut will return to the starting lineup after a seven-game absence due to left shoulder inflammation, and remaining in the lineup for Monday's game at Detroit is Jermaine O'Neal.
O'Neal is the Warriors' replacement for forward David Lee, who has yet to join the team on this trip after missing Saturday's home win against Brooklyn because of the stomach flu.
"Hopefully he'll meet us somewhere along the road, but feeling better, which is good news," coach Mark Jackson said of Lee.
The Warriors went with the big lineup of Bogut and O'Neal to contend with Detroit's frontcourt of Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.
O'Neal, the 18-year veteran, is playing some of his best basketball since starting in place of Bogut in the Warriors' past three games. He had 23 points and 13 rebounds against Brooklyn two days after coming through with the game-saving blocked shot against Houston.
"He's a guy that continues to surprise us," Jackson said.