OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Brandon Rush had to be helped off the court after he injured his left knee against the Memphis Grizzlies in Friday night's home opener.
The team said Rush was scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday. The results of an X-ray were not announced.
Rush leaped in the air for a dunk when Zach Randolph fouled him from behind with 4:09 left in the first quarter. Rush landed awkwardly, his knee bent badly and he tumbled to the court.
He got up on one leg, waved his arms violently in the air and shook off teammates who tried to help. Rush covered his face in agony and eventually limped to the locker room with the support of teammate Jeremy Tyler and trainers.
Memphis selected third-string center Andris Biedrins to shoot the free throws. The home fans booed Biedrins — the former starter — when he checked in just as they did during team introductions earlier on opening night. Biedrins, who is owed $9 million this season and has a $9 million player option for 2013-14, missed both free throws.