Deng, Butler, Hinrich out for Bulls
The Chicago Bulls were without Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler and Kirk
Hinrich against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
Cleveland was without second-leading scorer Dion Waiters, who
missed his second straight game because of a sore right wrist. No.
1 draft pick Anthony Bennett also sat out his second in a row
because of an illness.
Deng, averaging 19.6 points, is missing his second straight game
for Chicago because of a sore left Achilles tendon. Butler left
Thursday’s game at Oklahoma City because of a sprained right
The Bulls were hoping Hinrich would return from an ailing back
against Cleveland. Instead, he’s missing his fifth straight
”He’s moving better,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. ”The fact
that he did shooting yesterday (Friday). Today, to be able to go
through shootaround, I think is a good sign.”
The Bulls visit Brooklyn on Wednesday. Chicago had dropped four
straight and 13 of 16 entering Saturday’s game against the