Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Posted: 12:14 p.m.
By Aggrey Sam
MINNEAPOLISAfter tweaking his right ankle in Mondays home loss to the 76ers, Bulls center Joakim Noah is a game-time decision for Wednesdays road matchup with the Timberwolves
Im just trying to take care of this ankle, said Noah after Wednesday mornings Bulls shootaround at the Target Center. Ill see how I feel tonight. Im just trying to push it tonight and see if I can push it through.
It feels better than yesterday.
Noah, who practiced Tuesday afternoon at the Berto Center, prior to the Bulls departing for Minnesota, didnt participate in Wednesdays shootaround, instead sitting on the sidelines with his ankle wrapped.
The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of the Philly game, explained Noah, who is coming off two consecutive double-doubles. I was trying to push through it at Tuesdays practice.
If Noah cant play, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said veteran Kurt Thomas would start in his place.
Actually, the swelling is down and we thought the rest would be better this morning, said Thibodeau. Hell warm up tonight and well where we are once he warms up.
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