OAKLAND -- Forward David Lee has been ruled out for the Warriors' game Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks because of a right knee contusion.
The hope is that two days of rest will heal the sizable bruise on his right knee. Lee said playing on the knee would leave him at less than 100 percent for the next several games.
"He's a guy who loves to be on the floor," Warriors coach Mark Jackson said. "He just stays in the lineup. When he's not on the floor, you know something's bother him. When he doesn't play, he's hurt."
Lee is expected to return Monday against visiting New York.
Lee suffered the injury Friday night when Houston Rockets forward Thomas Robinson's knee hit Lee's on a drive to the basket. Lee said he was "shocked" he was able to play at all in the second half. He could barely plant on his right foot but said he knew the Warriors needed the game against Houston.
The Rockets won 94-88.
Lee woke up to soreness, pain and swelling. He still has limited mobility, so the doctors decided to rest him.