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Bowen out at least three weeks with sprained knee

NEW ORLEANS -- Hornets reserve forward Ryan Bowen will miss
at least three weeks with a sprained left knee.

Bowen was hurt during New Orleans' 99-71 loss at Utah on Friday
night.

The 6-foot-9, seven-year veteran has averaged 1.1 points and 1.8
rebounds in 12 games for the Hornets this season. He has emerged as
one of head coach Byron Scott's favorite reserves for his hustle on
defense.

The Hornets announced Bowen would be out for an extended period
on Monday, hours before they were to host the Minnesota
Timberwolves.