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NBA: Bobcats' Kidd-Gilchrist stretchered off

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Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd- Gilchrist was stretchered off the court with a concussion Saturday after a scary collision with a teammate during an NBA game against the Houston Rockets.

Kidd-Gilchrist, 19, was hurt early in the fourth quarter while attempting to block a fastbreak layup by Toney Douglas. Teammate Jeff Taylor -- also trying to block Douglas -- appeared to catch him in the back of the head with either his hip or knee.

Kidd-Gilchrist, who was taken second overall in the 2012 draft, remained on the floor for several minutes. With teammates gathered round him, he was fitted with a neck brace, then he was carried from the court on a stretcher and later taken by ambulance to hospital for X-rays.

Some time after the game ended, the Bobcats issued a statement saying Kidd-Gilchrist was alert and had movement in all extremities before leaving the arena.

The team said he had a concussion and would remain in hospital overnight, but X-rays were negative for further head or neck injuries.

The Rockets, fueled by James Harden's first career triple-double, won the game 109-95.

Harden finished with 21 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.

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