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Alex Caruso OUT for Game 5 vs. Bucks with concussion

The Bulls guard suffered the injury late in Game 4.

2022 NBA Playoffs - Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls
Alex Caruso of the Chicago Bulls dribbles the ball during Round 1 Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 22, 2022 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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April 27 update: The Bulls have formally ruled Caruso out for Game 5. LaVine is also, making it seemingly impossible for Chicago to extend this series.

April 26 update: Caruso is questionable for Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Bucks as he’s in concussion protocols. The Bulls are also potentially going to be without Zach LaVine, so this is a bad spot for Chicago.

The Chicago Bulls are mounting a comeback against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half of Game 4, but will be without Alex Caruso for the rest of the game. The combo guard is dealing with a face injury and will not return to the contest.

Although Caruso’s injury doesn’t impact the Bulls much on the offensive end, his defensive chops will certainly be missed. Caruso is arguably the team’s best perimeter defender, and his ability to switch on bigger players is key for Chicago.

With Caruso out, the Bulls will likely roll with Ayo Dosunmu and Patrick Williams for the rest of the contest. Both players have struggled offensively overall, but are finding some form in the second half of this game. We’ll see if Dosunmu and Williams can propel a Bulls run. Coby White could also be in the mix, even though he’s struggled in this series.