HoopsHype Taj Gibson rumors
The Bulls’ front line of Gasol, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson helped Chicago outrebound Dallas 47-30. While the Mavericks got solid games from its starting big men — Tyson Chandler had his 19th double-double of the season and Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting — the rest of the Mavericks accounted for only 11 rebounds. “We needed to be tougher,” Carlisle said. “We need to be more hit-first.” Dallas Morning News
"It comes from within," Gibson said. "There's nothing more you can say. It's all about how much heart you have and how determined you're going to be. Like Thibs said before, we got to practice harder. We can't take days off. "Like Thibs said, everybody's got to put a little bit more into the jar." ESPN.com
Mike McGraw: #Bulls say Taj Gibson won't play tomorrow vs. Dallas, still out with that sprained left ankle. More minutes for Mirotic. Twitter @McGrawDHBulls
KC Johnson: Bulls officially list Taj Gibson as out for Sunday. Gibson said as much Friday. Grew up blocks from Barclays Center so tough one to miss. Twitter @KCJHoop
The Chicago Tribune reports from Bulls practice that forward Taj Gibson was sent home from practice after suffering an ankle injury over the weekend. But the good news is that Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, who have been out for over a week with injuries, did practice, which means they could return to action for the Bulls' Monday-Tuesday back-to-back against Utah, and Denver, or at least one of the games. CBSSports.com
KC Johnson: According to Bulls PR, Taj Gibson suffered a sprained left ankle and won't return. Twitter @KCJHoop
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