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Bulls expect Noah back Thursday, Boozer less likely

Mar 16, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah AP

You wouldn’t know it by their 9-1 record in the last 10, but the Bulls are battling injuries.

Thursday night (while you are watching your NCAA bracket self destruct), the Bulls expect to get Joakim Noah back. He was ill and missed their last game, but he practiced with the team Wednesday and is expected to play Thursday, Aggrey Sam reports at CSN Chicago.

Carlos Boozer, who has missed the last three games with a sprained ankle, still had a noticeable limp and seems less likely to play.

“Carlos did a little bit, did some shooting today, so he’s coming along,” said (Bulls coach Tom) Thibodeau. “Still day-to-day. Each day, he does a little bit more, but again, we want to be smart about it.

They could use Boozer back, but this is a winnable game without him and the last thing they want for a stretch run is Boozer to re-aggravate his ankle.

  1. zackd2 - Mar 16, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    +1 for the great Noah picture

  2. heyooooh - Mar 16, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    That’s the “it’s not my marijuana officer” pose.

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