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Bulls get a holiday visit from an old friend

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Playing better than 30 minutes a game for the Rockets, former Bull Omer Asik is averaging 11.4 rebounds and 10.6 points this season.

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Following a Christmas Eve practice at the Berto Center, Joakim Noah admitted there are times when he really misses former teammate Omer Asik. "I don't talk to him that much," Noah said. "But sometimes I see the backgammon set that's still on the plane. We used to play backgammon together a lot. "Nobody else (on the team) knows how to play backgammon. Sometimes I get bored on the plane, I think about Omer. Kind of corny, but "

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