Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Heat Again (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Heat Again (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

How badly the Bulls need a win (scale from 1-10): 10

How confident I am the Bulls can get that win (scale from 1-10): 3ish

Broadcast Info

Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat– 7:00 p.m. CT, NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (audio)

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters:

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)

Miami Heat

Projected Starters:

1. Kendrick Nunn
2. Duncan Robinson
3. Jimmy Butler
4. Trevor Ariza
5. Bam Adebayo

Injury Report: Victor Oladipo OUT (knee), Tyler Herro OUT (foot), Kendrick Nunn OUT (neck), Andre Iguodala OUT (hip)

What to Watch For …

•   The Bulls put together one hell of a comeback effort against the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Coby White led the way with 31 points on an efficient 11-18 performance from the field. The Bulls will need a similarly strong performance from White tonight to combat this tough Heat defense, but he also can’t do it alone. White and Vooch were the only two players to score in double-figures in Game 1, which was ultimately the reason this team dug themselves an insurmountable hole. Guys are going to have to come ready to play from the get-go because this team can’t afford another 33-18 first-quarter deficit.

•   Suggestion: Don’t let Duncan Robinson hit seven 3’s.

•   After what Denzel did the last game, I’m curious to see how much court time (if any) he gets tonight.

•   Miami gained control of the game at the free-throw line. Jimmy Butler found himself shooting free throws six times in the first half and 12 times overall. The Bulls have to limit their fouling and turnovers (8 in the first half on Saturday) to avoid another giant hole.

•   I kind of want to see Vucevic just grab this game by the horns. The big man has done nothing but meets expectations since his arrival to Chicago, but he will really need to tap into that killer instinct if he wants to keep this team’s play-in hopes alive.

Get Caught Up …



Author: Elias Schuster

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