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Ex-Ute Bogut has successful nose surgery

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks rookie center Andrew Bogut had successful surgery Thursday on his broken nose.

The No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft, Bogut was hurt when Allen Iverson's hand hit him in the face during the third quarter of Milwaukee's 108-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Bogut came back in the fourth quarter with a face mask to protect his nose.

The Bucks said Bogut will be required to wear a protective mask for at least six weeks. He is day-to-day.

Milwaukee also placed forward Josh Davis on waivers. Davis appeared in only one game this season, on Nov. 2 against New Jersey.

CHRISTIE, MAVS TO PART: Doug Christie and the Dallas Mavericks were working on a contract settlement Thursday, a week after he left the team to have his surgically repaired left ankle examined by his personal physician.

Coach Avery Johnson said after practice Thursday that he expects "some resolution" by Friday. The NBA commissioner's office has to approve any move that would remove Christie from the Mavericks' 15-player roster.

Christie's agent, Bradley Marshall, didn't return a message left on his cell phone.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said earlier this week that retirement was an option for the 35-year-old Christie, who is in his 14th NBA season. Christie signed a three-year contract with Dallas in August, but only the $3.15 million for the first season was guaranteed.

Christie averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 assists in the first seven games this season for Dallas before missing the last three. The 6-foot-7 swingman missed the final 24 games last season for Orlando after having bone spurs removed from his ankle.

After playing at Pepperdine, Christie was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1992. He also played for New York, Toronto, Sacramento and Orlando before signing with Dallas.