NOAH DOUBTFUL: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says forward Joakim Noah is doubtful for Game 4 on today against the 76ers because of a sprained ankle.
Noah got hurt midway through the third quarter of Friday night's loss at Philadelphia. He stepped on Andre Iguodala's foot driving the lane and crashed to the court. Noah instantly grabbed his left ankle in pain, though he returned to shoot free throws after a timeout. He also played briefly in the fourth quarter, before leaving the arena on crutches.
The eighth-seeded Sixers lead the series 2-1, winning both games after reigning Bulls star Derrick Rose tore a knee ligament and went down for the season.
DOCTOR SHAQ: Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is a doctor now.
O'Neal received his doctoral degree in education from Barry University alongside 1,100 other students during commencement ceremonies Saturday.
The Miami Herald reports that O'Neal got on one knee so the chair of Barry's organizational learning and leadership program could drape a light blue hood around O'Neal's more-than-7-foot frame.
O'Neal then high-fived other graduates as he made his way back to his seat along with his manager, Cynthia Atterberry, who also received a doctorate in education.
Chicago at Philadelphia,
11 a.m., ABC
Miami at New York,
1:30 p.m., ABC
Atlanta at Boston, 5 p.m., TNT
L.A. Lakers at Denver,
7:30 p.m. TNT
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