Bogut breaks leg one minute into debut

He had just signed for the Cleveland Cavaliers

BY Simon Maguire 18:31 Tuesday 7 March 2017, 18:31 7 Mar 2017

Picture by: Tony Dejak/AP/Press Association Images

Andrew Bogut broke his leg less than a minute into his debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers last night.

The Miami Heat added to the night's misery for Lebron James and co. winning 106-98 to give the champion Cavaliers their second loss against the same opposition in the space of three days.

Bogut went down in a heap after 58 seconds and the 32 year old will most likely miss the remainder of the season.

Speaking afterwards, star player Lebron James said: ‘‘I heard it break, I heard it crack. It’s very deflating, it’s a tough moment. We all were excited about the acquisition, you know, bring him in here. It’s a tough one, not only obviously for him, first of all, but then for our ballclub.’’

Kyrie Irving top-scored in the game with 32 points but it wasn't enough for the home side as 29 points from Dion Waiters set Miami on their way. 

Speaking afterwards Waiters said: "We believe in ourselves first and foremost. If other people don’t, I think we did a good job of opening their eyes by the way we’ve been playing. We’ve just got to continue to fly under the radar, just keep piling wins up and make that push.’’ 

Cleveland drop to 42-20 while the Miami improve to 30-34. 

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