Hinrich and Butler return to Bulls lineup
Kirk Hinrich has returned to the Chicago Bulls’ starting lineup
against the Nets after missing the last five games with an ailing
Chicago also got Jimmy Butler back Wednesday after he sat out
the win over Cleveland on Friday with a right ankle injury. Butler
joined Hinrich in the starting lineup.
The Bulls were still missing Luol Deng, who has an injured left
Achilles tendon. Deng, averaging 19.6 points, has missed the last
Brooklyn was still without Andrei Kirilenko, who has been
sidelined this season with a back injury. According to Nets coach
Jason Kidd, the forward is making progress. Brooklyn will be
without Brook Lopez for the rest of the season after he broke his
right foot in Friday’s loss to Philadelphia.