Deng out against Hawks

Updated: March 1, 2010, 10:17 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill -- Luol Deng, who is battling a swollen left knee, missed the Bulls' game Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks.

The veteran forward did not participate in Monday morning's shootaround and was re-evaluated once he got to the United Center prior to tip-off.

"[He] didn't shoot around this morning," Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said before the game. "He's got some swelling in that knee. And with the back-to-backs he's a little bit sore, so he'll try to warm ...

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