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Boozer to play tonight vs. Magic

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After a delay of five weeks because of a broken hand, Carlos Boozer will make his Bulls debut tonight against the Orlando Magic at the United Center.

Boozer cleared the final hurdle when his warmup about two hours before the game went well.

How long it will take Boozer to get in regular-season form is anyone's guess, but Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy believes adding Boozer to the Bulls' lineup is a big deal.

"Now they've got two guys, with him and Derrick Rose, they can really go to," Van Gundy said. "We've seen it early in the year with Rose. They just put the ball in his hands and basically he's created three-quarters of their shots, and that might be conservative.

"Now they've got a guy they can just give the ball to either at the elbow or down on the block. If he's one-on-one, he can get a good shot. He will draw a lot of double teams and create open looks for other people
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"When you have those kind of guys who can get their own shots, it just makes the offense easier for everybody."

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