Report: Noah out for Game 5

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Report: Noah out for Game 5

Joakim Noah missed Game 4 Sunday afternoon due to a sprained ankle he suffered in Friday night's Game 3 loss to the Sixers. If the Bulls are going to extend this series, it looks like they're going to have to do it without Noah.

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Noah's ankle sprain is severe enough that it will force him to miss Game 5 Tuesday night in Chicago.

Despite getting rid of the crutches, Noah was sporting a walking boot on the sidelines during Game 4. After the loss, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau talked about what the team is missing by not having Noah on the court.

"Jo's a much better shooter than he's given credit for and can knock down those 16-foot shots pretty consistently. That opens things up for you."

Reserve center Omer Asik started in place of Noah and recorded just one point and six rebounds in 22 minutes of play.

Bulls Talk Podcast: March is Nikola Mirotic's month

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Bulls Talk Podcast: March is Nikola Mirotic's month

On the newest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Vincent Goodwill talk big Bulls win over the Bucks. 

The panel breaks down Nikola Mirotic's huge performance on Sunday and history of putting together a hot March. 

Later, Kendall tells how Magic Johnson motivated James Worthy and Vincent becomes the "Love Doctor." 

Listen to the Bulls Talk Podcast below. 

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Sunday: 

Tonight on CSN: Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Lightning

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls show some moxie in road win over Bucks

Today on CSN: White Sox battle Dodgers in spring training game

From ‘When It Happens’ to ‘Where It Happens,’ Cubs mining next generation of talent

Will lopsided loss shake Blackhawks from their slumber?

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

Joe Maddon doesn’t have any concerns about new Cubs closer Wade Davis

Nick Delmonico takes advantage of fresh start with White Sox

Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night

Owners to consider on and off field changes this week during NFL meetings