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Bulls' Wallace doesn't play vs. Wizards because of bone spurs in foot

12/20/2007 - NBA Ben Wallace Chicago Bulls + more

WASHINGTON -- Ben Wallace sat out the Chicago Bulls' 95-84 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night because of a sore
left foot.

It's the first game he has missed this season, although Wallace
and coach Scott Skiles said the foot has been a problem for a
while.

"I've got bone spurs on the top of my foot," Wallace said.
"It bothered me last night more than any other time."

He had two points and five rebounds in Chicago's 103-91 home
loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

"It flared up on him during the game and postgame last night,"
Skiles said.

Wallace said he had an MRI exam Wednesday that showed he does
not have a stress fracture in the foot.

Skiles expects Wallace to skip practice Thursday, but neither
was sure how long the player will be out.

"Not sure. Just got to play it by ear," Wallace said. "Day to
day."

Rookie Aaron Gray came off the bench to help fill in at center and finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, the first time he'd broken the double-digit mark in either category.