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Bulls center Wallace sits out game against Clippers

LOS ANGELES -- Center Ben Wallace sat out Chicago's 110-98 loss
against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night because of a
bruised tendon in his left knee, but doesn't figure to be sidelined
for very long.

"He's better. He's truly day-to-day," Bulls coach Scott Skiles
said before the opener of a seven-game road trip. "Hopefully this
weekend. If not Friday, Saturday."

The Bulls play at Seattle on Friday night and at Portland on
Saturday night.

Wallace was helped off the floor midway through the fourth
quarter of Chicago's 100-97 victory over Miami last Saturday night
after Heat forward Udonis Haslem's head hit his knee. An MRI on
Sunday revealed no structural damage.

Wallace, averaging 6.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in his first
season with the Bulls, rode a stationary bike during Wednesday's
shootaround, and shot free throws and jumpers before the game.

The 32-year-old Wallace, a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the
Year who played six years with the Detroit Pistons before signing
as a free agent with the Bulls, has missed three games this season
and 26 during the last 7 seasons.