MIAMI – Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah will remain sidelined Sunday for the Chicago Bulls, who were also without suspended guard Richard Hamilton against the Miami Heat.
Gibson missed his seventh straight game with a left knee injury, one that he says will force him to wear a heavier brace when he returns. Noah has a right foot injury and sat out for the 12th time in 13 games.
Gibson is hopeful of playing Monday when the Bulls visit Orlando. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Gibson and Noah are day-to-day.
Hamilton was suspended for the Miami game, after the NBA ruled he threw an elbow and made contact with the face of Toronto guard DeMar DeRozan on Friday.
Miami will play without forwards Shane Battier and Udonis Haslem for the second straight game.