Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah ruled out against Denver Nuggets
Noah, who also missed two games earlier this season while battling flu-like symptoms, is averaging 7.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Both are significant decreases from those categories (12.6 ppg, 11.3 rpg) last season.
Tuesday night's game in Denver is the Bulls' (9-5) fifth consecutive road game. They play at Boston on Friday.