Bulls' Boozer out 8 weeks

Bulls forward Carlos Boozer has a broken right hand that will require surgery, and he is expected to be out eight weeks, the team announced Sunday.

Boozer suffered the injury on Saturday during the Bulls' day off. According to team sources, Boozer tripped over a bag in his house and fell.

The team says Boozer broke the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand. He was evaluated by team physician Brian Cole and hand specialist Marc Cohen.

The Bulls signed the two-time All-Star forward to a five-year free-agent deal worth about $75 million this summer after missing out on LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Last season, Boozer posted 55 double-doubles, good for third in the league, and was one of just 10 players who averaged a double-double at 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds in 78 games.

Amare Stoudemire had 32 points in his New York debut as the Knicks pulled away for a 125-113 win over Italian team Olimpia Milano in an exhibition game at Milan.

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