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Andrew Bogut leaves Game 5 with apparent left knee injury

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The Warriors big man injured his left knee early in the third quarter.

Andrew Bogut landed awkwardly on his left knee after blocking a shot early in the third quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals and fell to the ground in pain. Once the Warriors called a timeout, he left the game and was helped off the court, unable to put any pressure on that leg.

According to the Warrior's Twitter feed, Bogut will be out for the remainder of the game and will have an MRI afterwards.

Bogut wasn't having an amazing series for the Warriors, but his injury leaves the Warriors without two starters, due to Draymond Green being suspended for Game 5. Bogut was a critical cog for the Warriors as they won an NBA record 73 games in the regular season and made the Finals for the second consecutive season. He averaged 5.4 points, seven rebounds and 1.6 blocks this season.

Without Bogut, Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights will be asked to protect the rim.

Bogut has a history of injury trouble. He missed some of his second season in the league with a left mid-foot sprain and fractured his left ankle in 2012. Here's the play in which Bogut was injured -- you can watch the Vine here.

We will update this story as we learn more.