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Bogut faces long stint on NBA sidelines

AAP logoAAP 6/12/2016

Australia's Andrew Bogut could be out for up to six weeks after suffering a hyperextended right knee early in the Dallas Mavericks' 119-101 loss to the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA on Monday.

Bogut limped off the court with 45 seconds left in the first quarter after a collision.

He grabbed his right knee immediately and was ruled out for the rest of the game.

Bogut will have an MRI on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury,, according to Dallas coach Rick Carlisle.

"We don't think it's terribly serious," Carlisle told ESPN.

"At this point, it appears we dodged a bullet."

Thankfully for Bogut it is the right knee that was injured, not his left, which was so badly hurt while he was playing for Golden State in last season's NBA finals.

That injury put him in doubt for the Boomers at the Rio Olympics, although he did eventually take his place.

But he was below his best as the Boomers lost to Serbia in the bronze medal match for a fourth place finish.

Elsewhere in the NBA on Monday, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook extended his streak of triple-doubles to six straight games in a 102-99 away win over Atlanta.

Westbrook's streak is the NBA's longest since 1989, when Michael Jordan reached double figures in points, rebounds and assists in seven straight games.

The 28-year-old Westbrook achieved the feat during the third quarter of the clash with the Hawks on Monday (Tuesday AEDT) when he had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.

He finished the game with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.

"I just read the game," Westbrook said. "The game will tell you what to do."

The San Antonio Spurs rallied from 15 points down in a 97-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Australia's Matthew Dellavedova had eight points and two assists for the Bucks.

Washington defeated the Brooklyn Nets 118-113 with John Wall scoring 25 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter.

In Toronto, LeBron James scored 34 points to help Cleveland snap their three-game losing streak with a 116-112 victory over the Raptors.

The Denver Nuggets scored a 106-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers and the Houston Rockets held on for a 107-106 victory over the Boston Celtics.

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 112-110 for their third consecutive victory, while in the late games, the Utah Jazz beat the LA Lakers 107-101 and Golden State smashed Indiana 142-106.

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