CHICAGO (AP) -Chicago forward Luol Deng missed his second consecutive game because of left Achilles' tendinitis when the Bulls hosted the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
Interim coach Jim Boylan said he hopes Deng, the team's second-leading scorer, plays Friday at Philadelphia. Although his condition is improving, Deng wasn't sure he would be ready by then.
Deng, averaging 17.9 points, left in the second quarter of last Thursday's double-overtime loss to Portland after aggravating a problem that arose in an earlier game. He then missed Saturday's game against Sacramento.
Deng isn't the only ailing Bull. Andres Nocioni, who scored 26 points against Sacramento while filling in for him, has been bothered by flu-like symptoms but was in the lineup on Tuesday.
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