Source: Bogut (knee) done for rest of Finals

Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will not play in the rest of the NBA Finals, but he will not require surgery on the left knee he sprained in Game 5, a source tells ESPN’s Marc Stein.

Bogut will be sidelined six to eight weeks. His updated status was first reported by NBA.com.

Bogut had traveled to Cleveland for Thursday’s Game 6, where the Warriors have another chance to close out the Cavaliers and win their second NBA title in a row.

An MRI revealed that Bogut will not require surgery.

Bogut contested a shot in the lane by Cleveland guard J.R. Smith, who ran into Bogut’s fully extended knee. He was walking very gingerly as he left the arena Monday night.

Although the Warriors have been outscored by 25 points in Bogut’s 60 minutes on the floor in the series, he was a major spark in Golden State’s Game 2 victory at home, recording ‎six blocked shots.

Bogut became the first player to have six blocked shots in an NBA Finals game since Pau Gasol in 2010.

Information from ESPN.com’s Marc Stein was used in this report.

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