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Bulls Vs. Bucks: Taj Gibson Likely To Play Friday Night

The Chicago Bulls (16-4) may have the services of 3rd-year forward Taj Gibson on Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks (7-10). Gibson has missed several games since tearing a wrist ligament against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The California native has accrued 123 points from the bench this season, sporting an impressive .500 shooting percentage and 7.7 rebounds per 36 minutes.

Gibson participated in the team's Friday shootaround, according to the Chicago Tribune, and Gibson appeared eager to return to the court, saying: "I'm feeling a lot better, anxious to play."

The Bulls will need all the help they can get Friday night. With starters like Luol Deng out and others such as Derrick Rose nursing injuries, they will face an uncommon challenge against a Bucks team that has won 3 of their last 4 games -- though they too will be without one of their top stars.

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