Joakim Noah Injury: Bulls Center Out For Game 4 Vs. Sixers

The Chicago Bulls will be down a second star for Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers, and it's no surprise who's joining Derrick Rose on the bench: Joakim Noah's ankle injury will keep him out of the Bulls' Sunday game in Philadelphia, and likely out of the rest of the postseason.

Noah injured the ankle in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, and returned to the game only to re-aggravate it. Without Noah, Chicago will start Omer Asik at center alongside Carlos Boozer in the frontcourt, and the usually imposing Bulls front line will be down to one athletic, lanky defender with a limited offensive game.

The Bulls are down 2-1 in their series, and earned their only win Game 1, the only game in the series Rose played in before tearing his ACL.

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