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Gibson, Noah won't play against Raptors

4/12/2013

TORONTO -- Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson (knee) and center Joakim Noah (foot) will not play Friday night against the Toronto Raptors.

"Taj and Jo are better but not playing," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game.

Derrick Rose's status remains the same.

With just four regular season games left, it will be tough for the Bulls to find practice time for their injured players, but Thibodeau isn't concerned.

"We'll deal with it," Thibodeau said. "We'll figure out a way to get it done. Right now the big part is them putting the work into their rehab and to be mentally sharp, to stay locked into what the team is doing while they're out. Then when they're back in the mix they don't skip a beat. Just be ready to get in there and get the job done so that's the challenge. Right now we want to continue to improve, clean things up, and play our best going down the stretch here."