HoopsHype Festus Ezeli Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 22, 2014 | 06:53 PM

Scott Howard-Cooper

The return of Festus Ezeli and how an exhibition game can become a big deal for the West. on.nba.com/1xaxfzm

Diamond Leung

Brandon Rush said the rookies did a terrible job signing Happy Birthday to Festus Ezeli and might have to do it again at the open practice.

Rusty Simmons

Andre Iguodala: "Festus was like dead for two years, so I was excited to see him come back to life last night."

Diamond Leung

Andre Iguodala jokes: "Festus was like dead for two years." Says he's resurrected

Leandro Barbosa

My man @Festus Ezeli got the best birthday present ever, we just love to play the game, we were all happy for his return instagram.com/p/udm36mnnqK/

Leandro Barbosa

Great team work tonight, it was really good to play at home!!! Lets all give a Happy B-Day to our big man @Festus Ezeli instagram.com/p/uceJhtHnlC/

Diamond Leung

Warriors' Festus Ezeli makes immediate ipact in return insidebayarea.com/warriors/ci_26…

Marreese Speights

Good win tonight for us in front of the best fans!!!!! #dubnation happy bday @Festus Ezeli welcome back

Rusty Simmons

A couple minutes later, Ezeli motioned to Steve Kerr that he was OK and checked into the game.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli was supposed to start the fourth quarter, but he motioned to Marreese Speights to take his place.

Monte Poole

#Warriors at half: Lead #Clippers 62-60, with 15 TO. Curry: 12pts, 4asts. Klay and Justin Holiday, 7pts each. Festus? Effective.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli checks in again.

Monte Poole

Festus takes a seat: 6 points and 1 block in 4 minutes.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli had a big-time block, turnaround in the post and threw down a lob from Andre Iguodala and is now back out for the 2nd quarter.

Rusty Simmons

Clippers 33, #Warriors 27 (end 1) Festus Ezeli has a monster block, a turnaround jumper & an alley-oop in his first 3 minutes since 2013.

Monte Poole

Ezeli throws down a lob from Iguodala. @Festus Ezeli looks ready for action. I think he missed the game.

Monte Poole

Ezeli sends Jared Cunningham away.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli playing in a basketball game again.

Monte Poole

Festus Ezeli enters to a very nice ovation at Oracle. Late 2Q, #Warriors down 23-18 to #Clippers

Rusty Simmons

Ezeli is checking in for the first time in 17 months.

Rusty Simmons

Mo Speights is in for Ognjen Kuzmic, who has two fouls. Steve Kerr said he'll try to use Festus Ezeli late in the second quarter.

Diamond Leung

Ognjen Kuzmic has two quick fouls. Andrew Bogut out sick. Festus Ezeli time?

Ben Bolch

Brandon Rush (back) out for Warriors vs. Clippers but Festus Ezeli is expected to play for first time since May 2013.

Rusty Simmons

Warriors shootaround: Center Festus Ezeli is set to play for the first time in 17 months blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…

Diamond Leung

Warriors' Festus Ezeli will play Tuesday night: insidebayarea.com/warriors/ci_26…

Monte Poole

Steve Kerr: Festus probably enters late second quarter for #warriors tonight.

Rusty Simmons

Steve Kerr said Festus Ezeli's probable means "definite." He'll play a few minutes.

Monte Poole

For tonight: #Warriors list Festus Ezeli as probable. That, friends, is progress.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli is provable tonight. Livingston and Rush are out.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli probable tonight

Harrison Barnes

Happy bday to my guy @Festus Ezeli !! Have a blessed one #25

Marc J. Spears

GSt C Festus Ezeli (shin) is a gametime decision tonight vs LAC,source said. Long-awaited return would be a good BDay present for @Festus Ezeli

Diamond Leung

Steve Kerr told reporters on the status of Festus Ezeli: "I think there's a chance he'll play next week."

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli (shin) has progressed so much that he'll likely play in one or both of the Warriors' home preseason games next week.

Hidayet Turkoglu

Ezeli rakip, ebedi dost ~ Dünyanın en güzel derbisi. En çok da bu maçları özlüyorum #Galatasaray VS #Fenerbahce http://t.co/uUQyJUcI2I

Rusty Simmons

Throughout that entire timeout, Festus Ezeli stood at the back of the huddle and did leg exercises. He is ITCHING to get back on the court.

Rusty Simmons

GSW vs. MIA starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Lee, Bogut; MIA -- Cole, Wade, Deng, S. Williams, Bosh. Out: Ezeli, Livingston.

Rusty Simmons

Warriors backup C Festus Ezeli (shin inflammation) is moving well in the layup lines, but he's not expected to play on this 3-game roadie.

Rusty Simmons

GSW vs. DEN starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Kuzmic; DEN -- Lawson, Afflalo, Chandler, Faried, Mozgov. Out--Bogut,Lee,Ezeli.

Matt Steinmetz

How healthy will Livingston, Rush, Ezeli and Barbosa be for the Warriors? Their histories not encouraging.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli takes us inside the Warriors' suite at AT&T Park: instagram.com/p/uJqrjYr7qX/

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli ruled out of this week's preseason games but participated in halfcourt contact drills today.

Rusty Simmons

Steve Kerr said Festus Ezeli won't play on this three-game road trip, but he's progressing.

Monte Poole

Festus Ezeli is wearing r knee brace but did participate in today's practice. First time in almost 2 weeks.

Rusty Simmons

Festus Ezeli (shin) participated in practice and is flying on wind sprints right now.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli participated in practice

Rusty Simmons

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Festus Ezeli (shin) advanced to 5-on-0 drills at Saturday's practice.

Diamond Leung

Festus Ezeli & Shaun Livingston got positive news after recent health evaluations. Steve Kerr said he's unsure when Ezeli would be cleared.

Rusty Simmons

Kerr said both Livingston (toe) and Ezeli (shin) got good medical reports. Neither is practicing, but both are doing shooting drills.