Miami today and Monday. Let’s steal one (or both … preferably both).
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat– 7:00 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (audio)
1. Coby White
2. Garrett Temple
3. Patrick Williams
4. Thaddeus Young
5. Nikola Vucevic
Injury Report: Zach LaVine OUT (NBA Protocol), Troy Brown Jr. OUT (ankle)
1. Kendrick Nunn
2. Duncan Robinson
3. Jimmy Butler
4. Trevor Ariza
5. Bam Adebayo
Injury Report: Victor Oladipo OUT (knee), Goran Drage OUT (back/knee), Tyler Herro OUT (foot)
What to Watch For …
• Believe it or not, the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat sit right next to each other in the net rating column (Miami ranks 20th and Chicago ranks 21st), but it’s for two very different reasons. The Bulls have been kept afloat by their offense all season long. They have been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the league, currently sitting 9th in true shooting percentage. Meanwhile, the Heat have struggled to score at the rate they did last season, dropping from the 7th-best offense to the 24th-best. So get ready for some good old fashion offense vs. defense.
• The Heat are 3-4 in their last seven games with an 8-point loss to the Timberwolves and a 15-point loss to the Hawks one night ago. In other words, this team isn’t unbeatable, especially with Herro and Dragic now on the sideline. If the Bulls can channel the same energy we saw them bring against the Hornets, they should be able to keep things close throughout the night.
• Can Coby White keep this successful streak going? The second-year guard is averaging 17.2 points, 6.4 assists, and just 1.4 turnovers per game since returning to the starting lineup five games ago.
• Plenty more in here …
Vooch Likes Playing Miami, LaVine’s Future, Clutch Rankings, and Other Bulls Bulletshttps://t.co/sIhKDr9EGB
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Get Caught Up …
Zach LaVine remains isolated in health protocols — he isn't back at #Bulls' facility in any way yet, Billy Donovan says.
Donovan confirms what was obviously the case already — LaVine is out at least through this entire road trip, which extends to Wednesday at Knicks.
— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) April 24, 2021
LIVE: Billy Donovan pregame vs. Heat https://t.co/wodRSZPIGr
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) April 24, 2021
It’s Time We Take a Look at the Upcoming Free Agent Point Guardshttps://t.co/BuBFi8cZfv
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) April 23, 2021