4 years ago

Joe Johnson (plantar fasciitis) and Andray Blatche (calf strain) will play through pain again Saturday night.

Neither player has missed a game in the series, although Johnson admitted he gets a painkilling shot before every game to treat the injury. The Bulls are extremely short handed with Luol Deng (illness) and Derrick Rose (knee surgery) still sidelined, Joakim Noah (foot) hobbled and Kirk Hinrich (calf) a game-time decision. If the Nets can't pull Game 7 out at home against that roster, there's going to be a lot of questions afteward.