Cavs forward Ben Wallace leaves game with broken right leg

HOUSTON (AP) - Cleveland Cavaliers forward Ben Wallace calls it "one of those freak accidents that happen in basketball."

And what "happened" him will keep him on the sidelines for to six weeks.

Wallace broke his right leg during last night's loss in Houston to the Rockets.

The Lowndes County, Alabama, native says Yao Ming kicked him as they were running down the court in the second quarter.

X-rays show he has a broken fibula. Wallace had been averaging 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 points in the 53 games he has played this season.

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