Monday, March 21, 2011
Posted: 2:06 p.m.
By Chris Cason
Carlos Boozer is expected to take the floor tonight against the Sacramento Kings after missing the last five games while from recovering from a sprained left ankle he suffered on Mar. 9 against the Charlotte Bobcats.
"He was fine," Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters Monday at shootaround. "If there aren't any problems before the game, he'll go. It's great. We want to be at full strength. He adds a lot to our team. Offensively, low-post game, pick-and-roll game, catch-and shoot. Defensively, he rebounds."
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The team took extra precaution because it was the same ankle that the power forward sprained on Jan. 15 against the Miami Heat that caused him to miss three games.
Power forward Taj Gibson is expected to be a game-time decision due to a jammed right big toe he suffered during Fridays game against the Indiana Pacers.
"Knowing me, I'll try to play," Gibson said. "But it's still swollen, so we'll see."
The Bulls are going for their 13th straight win at the United Center where they have a 30-4 record.