"As soon as the collision happened I heard a break. He played 58 seconds", James, who finished with 30 points, said when asked about Bogut's mood.
Cleveland will be out to avenge a rare thrashing when Andrew Bogut makes his expected debut for the National Basketball Association defending champions on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT) against Miami Heat at home.
"I heard a break", James said. And when I went over to him and he said (it was broken), I already knew it. "We will hope for the best, it's a tough one especially for him, first of all, and for the whole club". "It's just awful, man".
After the X-rays at the arena revealed the fracture, the team announced that it was awaiting Bogut's MRI report. "Bogut was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for further imaging and evaluation and additional updates will be made as they become available". Irving finished with 32 points while James also had 17 rebounds as Cleveland attempted in vain to reel in a 20-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
With Bogut - who earlier missed the final two games of the Warriors' loss to the Cavaliers in June after injuring his knee - missing, Eastern Conference leaders Cleveland were on the wrong end of a determined Miami performance. He was unable to put any weight on his leg and had to be helped off the court. "But the point is to get a win". Heat G Tyler Johnson (neck, shoulder soreness) and F James Johnson (elbow) were held out. The first time that King James faced his old team this season, he was good for 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists (which more than makes up for the difference in his absence on Saturday).
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Cavaliers: Smith may be just days away from his return after missing almost three months following thumb surgery. The All-Star underwent surgery on February 14 and the team estimated he could be out up to six weeks.
Perhaps still riled up over his exchange with Smith, Waiters seemed motivated to punish his former team and scored 24 in the first half.
After the Cavs host Miami on Monday night, they got back on the road for three straight away games.
Cavaliers: Begin three-game trip at Detroit on Thursday.