CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) — The Chicago Bulls will again be without the key figures of Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat on Monday.
Star point guard Derrick Rose will also miss the United Center with the Bulls trailing the Heat 2-1 in the seven game series.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau revealed during Monday morning shootaround that Hinrich was doing a little better than in recent days, but was not fit enough to play tonight and will miss his seventh successive game.
Deng misses his sixth game as he recovers from a spinal tap.
The confirmed starters for Chicago are Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli, Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah.
Meanwhile, LeBron James, who struggled in the opening quarters of Game 3 leads the Miami Heat with Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers, Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem starting alongside him.