Deng hurts ankle in loss to Rockets

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Deng hurts ankle in loss to Rockets

The Bulls will look to turn things around Wednesday at Indiana, after two straight blowout losses, but they could possibly be without Luol Deng, who twisted his right ankle in the first quarter of their 120-97 loss against the Houston Rockets.

Deng stayed in the game and scored 14 points in 35 minutes of play, but was bothered by the ankle afterwards as he limped out of the locker room after addressing reporters.

Well see how it feels tomorrow, Deng said, when asked about his limping.

He was recently given Monday off after suffering a sprained left shoulder in last Fridays win in New York, which he said affected his aggressiveness in the Bulls' loss to Atlanta on Saturday.

He didnt appear bothered by the shoulder against Houston, but hopefully the ankle injury isnt something that lingers for the league leader in minutes.

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?

Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: