Bulls’ Hinrich, Deng to miss game against Thunder
Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich and forward Luol Deng
will miss Thursday night’s game at Oklahoma City.
Hinrich will miss his fourth consecutive game due to tightness
in his back. D.J. Augustin, signed on Friday, made his first start
in Hinrich’s place in Wednesday night’s loss at Houston, finishing
with eight points and nine assists.
Deng is out with a sore Achilles. He had 18 points against the
Rockets and is averaging a team-best 19.6 points.
Coach Tom Thibodeau says he doesn’t expect either player to be
out for an extended period.