- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2011

DEERFIELD, ILL. (AP) - Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer remains day to day even though his sprained left ankle continues to improve.

Boozer was still limping slightly Monday and is not sure when he’ll be return.

The team’s second-leading scorer and rebounder, he has missed the past two games after an awkward landing during a flagrant foul by Kwame Brown in a win last week at Charlotte. The Bulls host Washington on Tuesday before visiting New Jersey and Indiana on Thursday and Friday.

Coach Tom Thibodeau hopes to have him back “within the week.”

The Bulls have won 13 of 15 and trail Eastern Conference leader Boston by a half game. They’ve played well without Boozer, with easy wins over Atlanta and Utah.