According to John Jackon of the Chicago Sun-Times, Taj Gibson — who missed Chicago’s Friday and Saturday night games with a sore right heel — is doing better and expects to practice today.
Said Gibson: “I’ll practice, and I’ll be ready to go on Monday. It was tough watching the effects of [Saturday's] loss on the whole team. I’m just looking forward to getting back to practice and get ready for the next game.”
Added coach Tom Thibodeau: “I think he’s fine. Like I said [Friday], if this was the regular season, he’d be playing. It’s more precautionary. He said he could have gone [Saturday].”
Allow me to wipe the nervous sweat from my forehead and allow relief to wash over me in an awesome wave. The Bulls can’t afford to lose Gibson for any extended stretch, not with Carlos Boozer out.