Noah available for Bulls

UPDATE: While it is unclear how much -- if any -- Joakim Noah will play, he is listed as "available" for the Bulls.


Bulls center Joakim Noah will be on the court for wramups tonight to see if he is ready to return to action after missing the last two games with a sprained ankle.

"He’s diligent with his rehab, he’s doing the work, the swelling has gone down and if he can go, he goes, and if he can’t, he’ll get ready for the next one," Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters.

The Bulls still like Omer Asik as the starter.

Thibodeau also said Taj Gibson would be a game-time decision, but he has indicated he intends to play.

Noah and Gibson were both in the Bulls' layup line.


Both the Sixers and Celtics have some work to do tonight to close out their first-round series, but the NBA is looking ahead to the possible Round 2 schedule with the various possibilities.

If both the Chicago-Philadelphia AND the Boston-Atlanta series conclude in 6 games, here is the schedule

* Game 1 is Saturday in Boston at 7 or 8 p.m.

* Game 2 is Monday in Boston at 7 p.m.

If either the Chicago-Philadelphia OR the Boston-Atlanta series conclude in 7 games, here is the schedule:

* Game 1 is Monday at the highest remaining seed at 7 p.m.

* Game 2 is Wednesday at the highest remaining seed at a time TBD.

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