Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has concussion

The Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is wheeled off the court after a hard fall Saturday.
The Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is wheeled off the court after a hard fall Saturday. (PAT SULLIVAN / Associated Press)
Posted: February 05, 2013

Charlotte Bobcats rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffered a concussion in Saturday's fourth-quarter collision with teammate Jeff Taylor in Houston.

The Camden native, the second overall pick in last year's draft, went up to defend Toney Douglas' layup attempt early in the fourth quarter on Saturday night. Taylor swooped in and his right hip connected with the back of Kidd-Gilchrist's head.

Kidd-Gilchrist lay motionless for several minutes. The athletic training staffs from both teams came out to check on him, and the entire Charlotte bench eventually surrounded him.

Medical personnel fit Kidd-Gilchrist with a neck brace. The team said late Saturday night that X-rays and a CAT scan were negative.

The Rockets won the game, 109-95.

Sunday's games

LeBron James scored 30 points, Chris Bosh had 28 against his former team, and the Miami Heat beat host Toronto, 100-85, Sunday for their 10th straight victory over the Raptors. Dwyane Wade added 23 points as the Heat bounced back from Friday's 102-89 loss at Indiana.

Paul Pierce scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a late comeback to beat the visiting Los Angeles Clippers, 106-104, and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season.

Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds and was the last line of defense for Los Angeles, contesting Detroit's last-second alley-oop attempt and helping the Lakers hold on for a 98-97 victory over the host Pistons.

- Associated Press

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