Aussies in NBA: Bogut's nose broken in Rockets game

Golden State center Andrew Bogut broke his nose in today's preseason game against the Houston Rockets.

Bogut was injured while defending Houston swingman KJ McDaniels' dunk in the second quarter. He left the game after the injury occurred, and did not return to the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjaRh-MxMhc In his latest blog entry on NBA Australia, Bogut ironically wrote about the need to stay healthy in preseason, only to be sidelined tonight from injury.

In the preseason, the number one goal is not to get hurt, and not to have any injuries. Once we get our flow and rhythm back, we’ll be okay. (link)

The big man recorded 6 points (3/4 FG), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots in 11 minutes of game time (box score), including this dunk off a Stephen Curry lob.

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Breaking Bogut's nose is a bad idea, because whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Twitter agrees.

https://twitter.com/RexVolcano/status/654873040921096192

UPDATE: Bogut reassures everyone on the nose (#wognose).

https://twitter.com/andrewbogut/status/654898958100135936