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Bulls’ Chandler May Miss Next Game

May 1, 2006

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) _ Although X-rays were negative, Chicago Bulls center Tyson Chandler is questionable for Tuesday’s first-round playoff game at Miami with a sprained right ankle.

``I don’t really know right now,″ Chandler said after Monday’s practice. ``Right now, it’s kind of sore. I’ll just have to see how it feels tomorrow.″

The Bulls beat the Heat 93-87 on Sunday to even the best-of-seven series at 2-2, but they might have lost Chandler in the process. The injury occurred during the final minute of Game 4 as the teams battled for a rebound.

``When I went down, I felt like it was really bad,″ said Chandler, who was wearing a walking boot Monday. ``After a while, it calms down a little bit. It’s real sore this morning.″

Chandler, the Bulls’ backup to Michael Sweetney, scored one point and grabbed three rebounds in 22 minutes on Sunday.

``We’ll just have to rely on our depth,″ coach Scott Skiles said. ``It’s not something we can control right now. I saw the play several times, and he rolled it pretty good.″

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