Carlos Boozer injury: Bulls PF a game-time decision vs. Bucks with hurt hamstring

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Carlos Boozer won't take part in shootaround and is a game-time decision tonight against the Bucks due to a hamstring injury.

Apparently Luol Deng transferred his hamstring injury to Carlos Boozer. Nick Friedell with the details:

Boozer has stayed remarkably healthy after an injury plagued first year in Chicago, which was preceded by a bunch of injury plagued years in Utah. He's played in every single game the last two seasons, and hasn't missed a game with the Bulls since March 18, 2011. That's a span of 124 games.

I'm really curious when Boozer injured the hamstring. He looked just fine dunking on Bismack Biyombo late in the fourth against the Bobcats, although perhaps he hurt himself on that play. I certainly don't recall him looking injured after the dunk, though.

Boozer has been struggling of late after his hot start to the new year, but he would be missed against the Bucks. In three games against Milwaukee this year, he's averaging 21.0 points and 13.7 rebounds on 55.1 percent shooting. Taj Gibson will have to step up in Boozer's absence if he sits. Gibson did play really well in his one start this season against the Magic on Jan. 2, scoring 21 points and pulling down 10 boards in place of Joakim Noah.

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