Carlos Boozer misses practice again

Updated: April 30, 2011, 3:25 PM ET
Associated Press

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer sat out his second straight practice because of turf toe on his right foot.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday that Boozer was feeling better, but was "not quite ready to go yet." The Bulls meet Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with Game 1 Monday at the United Center.

Boozer has been getting treatment and lifting weights. He also did some shooting Saturday but was mostly a spectator again after sitting out practice the previous day.

The Bulls were off Wednesday and Thursday after knocking out Indiana 116-89 in Game 5 of their first-round series. The toe problem surfaced in the second quarter when he heard a pop while scoring his lone basket.


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