Archive for April 3rd, 2010

Andrew Bogut breaks hand, injures arm

Andrew Bogut breaks hand, injures arm

Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced the following information on center Andrew Bogut:

“After falling hard to the floor after a dunk in the second period of the Bucks win over Phoenix, Andrew was examined at the Bradley Center by team orthopaedic physician Dr. Michael Gordon and then taken to Aurora Sinai Medical Center by ambulance for more tests.

“Further testing and imaging at Aurora Sinai showed that Andrew sustained a dislocated right elbow, a sprained right wrist and a broken right hand.  He was released from the hospital and no timetable has been determined for his return.”

In 69 games this season, Bogut is averaging career-highs in points (15.9) and blocked shots (2.5), while adding 10.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.  He ranks 2nd in the NBA in blocked shots, 9th in rebounds and 17th in field goal percentage (.520).  Bogut’s 175 blocked shots to date are the most for any Bucks player since Alton Lister had 177 in 1982-83, giving him the sixth highest single-season total in franchise history.  Bogut and Dwight Howard are the only players in the NBA averaging at least 15.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

The AP reports:

With Milwaukee leading late in the second quarter, Bogut took a long outlet pass in for a fast break slam dunk. He hung on the rim afterward, was touched in the back by the Suns’ Amare Stoudemire and crashed to the court. He wrenched his right elbow in ugly fashion trying to brace his fall.

Bogut appeared to be in serious pain, briefly writhing on the floor before being helped to his feet by the team’s medical staff. Hunched over and clutching his arm, he ran down the tunnel toward the locker room.

Video clip of injury and fan discussion is in this forum topic.

Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports:

rajon rondo

Rajon Rondo collected his third franchise record of the season last night, smashing Bob Cousy’s single-season assists mark with his first two in the Celtics’ 119-114 overtime loss to the Rockets.

Rondo, thanks to a 10-assist, 21-point, five-steal, five-rebound performance, now has 724 assists with seven games left. Cousy’s mark of 715 had stood since the 1959-60 season.

Over the last month Rondo also became the only Celtic to hit the 650-assist mark in two different seasons, and also set the single-season steals record.

Kendrick Perkins said the Big Three is clearly “passing the torch” to the young point guard.

Marc Berman on the New York Post blog reports:

David Lee has first 30, 20, 10 game since Kareem in 1976

In another disgraceful Knick loss at the tail end of another disgraceful season, David Lee did something no NBA player has done since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1976.

Lee posted his first career triple-double in racking up 37 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists, though the defense-less Knicks were pummeled by Golden State, 128-117, tonight at Oracle Arena.

Lee registered the first 30-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist game since Jabbar went for 35-20-12 - also against Golden State, 34 years ago.

And yet the Knicks were barely in contention, falling behind by 20 points in the first half. Lee played 45:47, obviously kept in the game late to post his triple-double. It was emptier than an Easter Egg basket on Monday.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports:

This is why stats are sometimes overrated. David Lee notched his first career triple-double as the Knicks lost, 128-117, to the hapless and undermanned Golden State Warriors Friday night. Lee finished with a career-high 37 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in 46 minutes as the Knicks fell to 26-49. Danilo Gallinari added 29 points, while Anthony Morrow, who was the best player on the floor, scored 35 off the bench for Golden State.

The Warriors’ starting lineup consisted of Reggie Williams, Corey Maggette, Ronny Turiaf, C.J. Watson and Stephen Curry, who had 15 points and 10 assists. The Warriors (22-53) shot 57%.

Josh Dubow of the Canadian Press reports:

“It’s about getting wins, even at this juncture of the season when we know we’re not making the playoffs,” Lee said. “It’s disappointing we couldn’t get one. That’s two high-powered offensive teams tonight that aren’t the two best defensive teams in the league by any stretch of the imagination, so it’s a difficult loss for us. We need to find a way to win one in L.A. to salvage this road trip.”

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