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Asik (15 boards) steps in nicely for injured Noah

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Joakim Noah, left, and Derrick Rose watch action Saturday at the United Center. Noah's name was called during pregame introductions, but it was Omer Asik who ran out on the court.

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The Bulls had a feeling Derrick Rose (toe sprain), Taj Gibson (high ankle sprain) and John Lucas III (groin strain) would be out of action on Saturday.But Joakim Noah's absence was a surprise and it resulted in the first career start for Omer Asik.
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