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Friday, February 14, 2014

Bulls' foward Carlos Boozer returns in win over the Nets


By on 2/14/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday by the score of 92-76. The win was the third in a row for the Bulls, who moved to 25-23 on the season.  The Bulls enter the All-Star break in second place in the Central Division, 13 games behind the Indiana Pacers.  Forward Carlos Boozer was back in the lineup after missing three games with a left calf strain.


 Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons
 
As reported by Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com, Boozer scored 15 points and added ten rebounds in 28 minutes.  Coach Tom Thibodeau wasn't concerned about Boozer's injury, just with his conditioning.  Boozer will have until the 19th to improve his conditioning for the game against the Toronto Raptors.

Taj Gibson started in Boozer's absence and played very well, averaging 22.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.  Back to his customary role off the bench against the Nets, Gibson logged 31 minutes and scored 16 points.

Boozer, the 32-year old veteran, is in his 12th season out of Duke. He's averaging 14.8 points and 8.7 rebounds, in 29.9 minutes per game this season. His career averages are 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

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