Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut suffered a broken nose — the fourth of his career — in the second quarter of the Warriors’ 123-101 preseason win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
"It’s the fourth time I’ve broken it," Bogut told ESPN.com. "I have surgery tomorrow, afternoon I hope, or Saturday morning. But I’ll miss Saturday, probably miss Tuesday, and I’ll try to play Thursday with a mask in the final preseason game. Then I’ll be ready to go.”
Bogut broke his nose when trying to block a dunk attempt by Rockets wing K.J. McDaniels, who hit Bogut in the face with his follow-through after Bogut fouled him. Though Bogut didn’t return to the game, he watched it from the bench during the second half.
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"It is what it is," Bogut told ESPN.com. "Just more pissed off that I got called for the foul because I didn’t touch him at all. My nose hit his fist, called for a foul. This is actually the third time I’ve been called for a foul when I got my nose broken."
The Warriors play the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday in San Diego.