Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) said he will miss his sixth straight game Tuesday against the Washington Wizards, and forward Marco Belinelli (ab strain) likely will be out as well.

"Not yet," Noah said of his availability for Tuesday. "But soon, probably in the next couple games (I'll) try to come back."

Both players said they are feeling better.

"My foot's getting there so (I'm) just taking it slow and just trying to get back, trying to get to 100 percent," Noah said.

Belinelli, who has missed the past four games, said he tried to do some running on Monday and still felt discomfort. He did not sound optimistic about playing Tuesday.

"I don't think so because I still have a little bit of pain," he said. "But the most important thing is that every day it's better so with that kind of injury we need to be smart."

Noah knows that he wants to feel his best heading into the postseason. He wants to get back to a level where he is close to pain-free.

"Just being healthy," he said. "Being able to run. Being able to do everything I can do. Not be hurt and be healthy for this final stretch."