Carlos Boozer remains optimistic

Updated: May 6, 2011, 4:52 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

ATLANTA -- Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer said Friday he wants to play through the pain of his turf toe injury, despite his struggles in the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Game 3 of the series, which is tied, is Friday night. After the morning shootaround, Boozer responded to criticism from former Bulls star Horace Grant, who told ESPNChicago.com Thursday that if Boozer can't produce, then he should sit.

"I don't agree with that," Boozer ...

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