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Carlos Boozer misses 5th straight game

3/18/2011 - NBA Carlos Boozer Chicago Bulls + more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer missed his fifth straight game Friday night against the Indiana Pacers because of a sprained left ankle.

"[He's] feeling a little better today," Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game. "He was going to do some stuff before the game, so he's doing more and more each day. But again, we're not going to rush, we're going to make sure he's 100 percent."

Boozer suffered the injury on March 9 after a flagrant foul from Charlotte Bobcats center Kwame Brown.

Nick Friedell covers the Bulls for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.