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Bulls Should Hold Out Boozer vs. Hawks

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Expecting Carlos Boozer suddenly to manhandle the Hawks inside beginning Friday night in Atlanta is like thinking, this time, the ant will crush the shoe.

Be realistic. At this rate it might not end well for Boozer. Whether it's turf toe, a balky ankle, bad conditioning or all of the above, he stopped being a 20-point, 10-rebound machine in the second half of the season.

He hasn't scored more than 20 points since April 8 against the Cavaliers, 11 games ago. He has put together back-to-back 20-point games only once since Jan. 12. He has scored in single digits as often the past eight games as he has in...

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