Andrew Bogut back in Bucks' lineup

Updated: March 8, 2011, 11:56 PM ET
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WASHINGTON -- Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut made his return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Washington Wizards after missing three games with a muscle strain in his left ribcage area.

Bogut had 14 points, nine rebounds and a season-high seven assists in his first game back to help the Bucks beat the Wizards 95-76.

"I felt good," Bogut said. "My wind was good, conditioning was good. We moved the ball, we shared the ball, we hit some fast-break easy baskets, and we defended. ... We don't want to get stuck in that game of checking the standings every day. We just need to go out and play and win the games we're supposed to."

Bogut played 33 minutes and scored six straight points for Milwaukee midway through the second quarter.

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Luc Mbah a Moute made his 31st start of the season for the Bucks to defend Washington's Andray Blatche. Blatche, however, left the game with a sprained shoulder with 8:46 remaining in the first quarter and did not return.

Mbah a Moute finished with one point, five rebounds and an assist.

The Wizards were already without forwards Rashard Lewis (sore right knee), Josh Howard (strained left hamstring) and Cartier Martin (right patella tendinitis).

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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