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Carlos Boozer benched for 4th quarter

Updated: January 6, 2011, 12:21 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer checked out of his team's 96-94 loss to the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night with 2:21 left in the third quarter. He never returned. After the game, the frustrated veteran tried to explain why.

"You got to talk to Thibs about that," Boozer said. "That was a coaching decision."

Boozer, who signed a five-year deal worth close to $80 million in the offseason, finished the game with 12 points and nine rebounds, well below his ...

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