ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell writes:
“Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson sat out practice on Monday because of a concussion he suffered in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Gibson is listed as doubtful for Tuesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center.”
Talk about bad news. The Bulls are already without Joakim Noah — who was playing like an All-Star — and now Taj is out for at least one game. Maybe more.
What’s worse: The 76ers could be trouble.
Their 11-16 record may not seem intimidating, but Philly opened the season 3-13 but have won eight of their last ll games. And they were one amazing last-second play away from beating the Celtics and making it nine wins in 11 games. The Sixers have held their opponents under 100 points in 11 of their last 12 games, including three games in which their opponent scored fewer than 80 points.
All I can say is Omer Asik and Kurt Thomas had better be up for the challenge.