BOSTON Keyon Dooling will be available for the Boston Celtics following a slew of games missed with a hip pointer injury.
But this is the Boston Celtics, where news on the injury front is rarely 100 percent good news.
The C's will extremely lean up front with Brandon Bass (left knee) and Jermaine O'Neal (left shoulder) both out with injuries.
Bass' injury appears to be the one of greatest concern.
He missed one game this season because of swelling in the knee. His latest setback appears to be related, and according to C's coach Doc Rivers, it will sideline for at least seven days.
However, injuries have created opportunities all season for the Celtics and their youthful players.
"We know we have to always stay ready," C's guard Avery Bradley told CSNNE.com, taking a brief moment to put down his scouting report on the Bulls. "When we get our opportunity, we want to play well not just for ourself, but the team. They're counting on us to get it done when we get in the game."