Bogut out with back spasms

Published Nov. 24, 2010 5:13 p.m. EST

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut is not playing against Cleveland because of back spasms that have been bothering him for several days.

Bogut's back began flaring up last weekend before a game against Oklahoma City. He played and finished with eight points and 12 rebounds in 28 minutes.

Bucks coach Scott Skiles said the 7-footer, who did not practice earlier this week, is day to day. Skiles expects him to be back for Saturday's game against Charlotte.

Bogut underwent an MRI that didn't show any damage. He's averaging 11.6 points and 10.9 rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost three in a row.

Jon Brockman started in Bogut's spot against the Cavs, but forward Drew Gooden is expected to play most of the game at center.