Deng plays through injury in Bulls' loss

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Deng plays through injury in Bulls' loss

ATLANTA After suffering a left-shoulder injury in Friday nights Bulls win over New York, Luol Deng almost didnt play in Saturdays loss to the Hawks, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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However, Deng gutted it out and while he didnt have the most impactful game none of the Bulls did in the blowout defeat he claimed afterwards that the ailment wasnt painful enough to prevent him from suiting up.

Its OK, he said, before admitting probably not, when asked if hed even inform the media if it really was troubling him.

I played, so thats all that matters. I was worried about, even to start the game and I thought it took a little bit of my aggressiveness away, continued Deng, who noted that he might have been a little shy of contact Saturday. Its not worse now than it was before, so thats a good sign.

Im not even trying to hide anything. I cant explain exactly what it is. Its more than a stinger. Its a sprained something. I dont know exactly.

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The Denver Nuggets have been hot of late, winning seven of their last 10 games against pretty stiff competition. However, they were no match in a tough virtual matchup on Friday night. 

CSN Chicago associate producer Adam Yingst took on Nikola Jokic and company in #MeVsNuggets, a challenge in which the person watching must eat more chicken nuggets than Denver has field goals. 

Fighting a cold, Yingst powered through 41 chicken nuggets to seal the victory over Denver. If that isn't reminiscent of the Michael Jordan flu game, then we don't know what is. 

Watch this epic battle in the video above, and catch some funny outtakes below.