Deng, Butler out for Bulls against Cavaliers

Deng, Butler out for Bulls against Cavaliers

Published Dec. 21, 2013 4:19 p.m. ET

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls will be without Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler while Kirk Hinrich will be a game-time decision against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

Deng, averaging 19.6 points, is missing his second straight game because of a sore left Achilles tendon. Butler left Thursday's game at Oklahoma City because of a sprained right ankle.

The Bulls were hoping to have Hinrich back against Cleveland after he missed four straight games because of an ailing back.



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Chicago had dropped four straight and 13 of 16 entering Saturday's game.