14 Dec 2008

Bogut reaping rewards of generous outlay

7:58 pm on 14 December 2008

The basketball gods are smiling on Australia's Andrew Bogut.

One day after Bogut committed over $30,000 of his own money to help prop up ailing Australian club the Sydney Spirit, the 24-year-old produced one of his best games of the season to lead Milwaukee to an important win over Indiana.

Bogut had 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting and a massive 20 rebounds, the second 20-20 game of his career, in the Bucks' 121-103 triumph over an eastern conference rival.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Bucks, who improved their record to 10-15 for the season as they try to claw their way back into playoff reckoning.