Noah joins Bulls' injury list
The Bulls had yet another injury surprise waiting before Tuesday's game against Milwaukee at the United Center.
Center Joakim Noah will not play because of a knee contusion. He was out on the floor shooting baskets after Monday's practice, so it's unclear when this injury happened.
Luol Deng (sore left Achilles) and Jimmy Butler (turf toe) won't play tonight. If veteran point guard Mike James is available -- he's supposed to be recovered from a knee sprain -- the Bulls will have nine healthy players against the Bucks. Carlos Boozer is the only starter from the regular season opener who will be in the lineup tonight.
The Bucks have plenty of injuries, too. Larry Sanders, Caron Butler, Zaza Pachulia and Gary Neal won't play tonight, while Carlos Delfino was already out for the year with a broken foot.
This is the start of four games in five nights for the Bulls. Couldn't happen at a better time.