Bulls vs. Hawks – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More
No Trae Young. No De’Andre Hunter.
Must-win matchup for the Chicago Bulls, especially with the tiebreaker and a chance at the 8th seed at stake.
Atlanta Hawks (39-39) at Chicago Bulls (38-40) – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)
Projected Starting Lineups
- Patrick Beverley
- Alex Caruso
- Zach LaVine
- DeMar DeRozan
- Nikola Vučević
Injury Report: Alex Caruso PROBABLE (foot), Javonte Green PROBABLE (foot)
- Dejounte Murray
- Bogdan Bogdanovich
- Saddiq Bey
- John Collins
- Clint Capela
Injury Report: Trae Young OUT (illness), De’Andre Hunter OUT (knee)
The Bulls come into tonight’s game as 5.5-point favorites against the Hawks at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!
What to Watch For
- This is just about a must-win for the Bulls if they want to make one last move up the East ranks. The Hawks are without Trae Young & De’Andre Hunter while the Bulls come into tonight’s home game with a ton of momentum after a big Grizzlies win. Not only would a victory tonight tie the Bulls with Atlanta in the standings, but it would also give them the tiebreaker over the Hawks. So a whole lot is at stake tonight at the United Center.
- Zach and DeMar were great again in Sunday’s win, but so was Coby White. The backup guard chipped in with 19 points off the bench in addition to 6 rebounds and 4 assists. While the stars being stars has been huge to the Bulls’ run, White’s emergence off the bench has been almost every bit as vital. The Bulls’ second unit has become a strong suit, and defensively they’ve gotten a lot tighter as well. I’ve mentioned it before (as has Eli), but White is playing himself into a nice payday this offseason!
- Atlanta tends to play in high-scoring games, so defensively the Bulls have their work cut out for them. That said – with no Trae Young or De’Andre Hunter – the Bulls are in the driver’s seat here. They have a good chance to control the pace. Get out to a fast start and don’t give the Hawks a chance to settle in.
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