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Bulls C Joakim Noah (ankle) to return Tuesday

Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:33 pm
Edited on: April 4, 2011 5:49 pm
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will reportedly return to action on Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury. Posted by Ben Golliver. joakim-noah

The Chicago Bulls are this close to securing homecourt advantage by securing the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls are currently 2.5 games up over the Miami Heat with just six games left to play.

Their run for the top seed got a bump on Monday, when center Joakim Noah, who had been dogged by an ankle injury that forced him to miss the last three games, returned to practice. The Chicago Tribune reports that Noah expects to play on Tuesday, when the Bulls face the Phoenix Suns.
The Chicago Bulls center said he expects to play on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns. "It feels a lot better," Noah said. "I've been getting a lot of treatment."
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Noah "moved well" during practice. "The injury he had happens," Thibodeau said. "He did a good job with his rehab and hopefully he'll be ready to go."
Noah's absence hasn't cost the Bulls, who are winners of three straight, but the importance of his return can't be understated. The Bulls' remaining schedule includes games against the East's No. 3 seed Boston Celtics, No. 4 seed Orlando Magic and No. 7 seed New York Knicks

On the season, Noah is averaging 12.1 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34.1 minutes per game.
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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 11:31 pm

Bulls C Joakim Noah (ankle) to return Tuesday

they don't need him vs the Suns, but the  Bulls do need Boozer and Noah to play better together, if that can't happen with the few games remaining left on their schedule, then they better practice more.

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 5:21 pm

Bulls C Joakim Noah (ankle) to return Tuesday

I would hold him out for a few more days and give it a little more rest! Its not like their gonna need him agains the Suns anyway!

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