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Boozer out with sore right knee, Gibson to start

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Carlos Boozer will miss his first game of the season because of a sore right knee when the Bulls take on the Atlanta Hawks. Taj Gibson will start in Boozer’s place.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Boozer suffered the ailment during Thursday’s game vs. Boston, but he doesn’t expect the issue to linger. The power forward underwent an MRI, which came back negative.

“He never misses practice, never misses games really,” Thibodeau said of Boozer. “It’s a little better today. We’ll see where he is tomorrow.”

“We have guys that can get the job done. We can go small; [Erik Murphy] can play. We’ve got (Joakim Noah), we’ve got (Nazr Mohammed). We’ve got enough.”

During his Bulls tenure, Boozer has played in 235 of 261 regular season games. He missed just three games last season and appeared in all 66 during the lockout shortened 2011-12 season.

The Bulls will try and stop former Bull Kyle Korver’s streak of games with a three-point make, which is at 102 coming into Saturday.

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