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Richard Hamilton Injury Update: Guard Doubtful For Game Against Detroit Pistons

The Chicago Bulls have a busy schedule this week, beginning with a stretch of back-to-back-to-back games that starts Monday night -- fortunately for the team, it's the only such stretch on the schedule this season. They figure to be without shooting guard Richard Hamilton for at least one more night, as Tom Thibodeau pronounced him doubtful on Monday afternoon.


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Chicago is also without C.J. Watson, who is recovering from an elbow injury. But a return for both players could come relatively soon:

"I hate to say target because it’s basically day-to-day," Thibodeau said. "He’s doing more and more so it’s more a pain tolerance thing. The difficult thing with both he and Rip is we’re not practicing. You can’t really see if they can make it through a practice first. You have to make sure they’re doing their rehab and conditioning. But CJ is doing well. Rip is feeling better."

The Bulls tip off Monday night at 7:00 p.m. CT.

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