http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/12859705/pau-gasol-chicago-bulls-miss-game-4-vs-cleveland-cavaliersCHICAGO -- Pau Gasol will not play in Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a left hamstring injury, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau announced before the game.
"He's still sore," Thibodeau said.
Gasol initially hurt the hamstring in Game 2 and tried to play through the injury in Game 3, but he was taken out in the second half after scoring just six points in 22 minutes. He had an MRI on Saturday that confirmed the strain, but Thibodeau did not reveal how bad the strain was.
Thibodeau said Gasol was not able to do anything during Sunday's walk-through and is unsure whether Gasol will be able to play in Game 5 on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
The coach would not disclose who would replace Gasol in the starting lineup, but veteran Taj Gibson is a likely choice.
Gasol is averaging 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game in the playoffs.