CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) — Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich will again be out for the Chicago Bulls when they take on the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night.
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Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau also confirmed that despite reports about Derrick Rose making a possible return in this game, the star point guard will not feature.
This means that Nate Robinson, Marco Belinelli, Jimmy Butler, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah will start tonight for the Bulls.
Following the 115-78 blowout in Game 2, Thibodeau warns his team, it must do better when they take the court at the United Center.
“We got to do better. We got to do a much better job of that,” Thibodeau said. “Can’t get sidetracked. We know how it will be called.
“We’re not going to get calls. We just got to be tough, mentally, physically, emotionally. We got to be a lot stronger.”
For the Miami Heat, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh will start tonight.