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Joe Johnson has plantar fasciitis

Joe Johnson tries to fight through the defense

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Looks like the Bulls won’t be the only team in this series who have a star player dealing with plantar fasciitis.

Joe Johnson has apparently developed the same thing in his left foot that’s hobbled Joakim Noah in the first two games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, and the Nets are listing their starting shooting guard as a game-time decision for Thursday’s...

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Bulls' Joakim Noah could miss series opener

Joakim Noah's status is uncertain for the first

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Joakim Noah is hurting and there’s a possibility the Bulls may be without their starting center for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Nets.

Noah is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, raising concern about his availability for the opener. He said there’s a tear in his foot, meaning he might be limited or could be forced to sit out the series altogether.

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Nets-Bulls key matchups

Nets forward Reggie Evans questions his first technical

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Brook Lopez vs. Joakim Noah: The Nets’ All-Star center has trouble with physical, long defenders and Noah is like a pesky gnat at a picnic. Offensively, Lopez gets the nod here, but he’s going to have to keep Noah off the glass on both ends of the floor. Reggie Evans vs. Carlos Boozer: Boozer gave the Nets fits in the three regular season matchups he played in against them, combining for 62 points...

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