Bulls vs. Mavericks – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More

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Bulls vs. Mavericks – Projected Lineups, Injury Report, How To Watch, More

Chicago Bulls

Locked into the 10-seed, the Bulls probably sit their stars tonight. On the bright side, there are only two games left!

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (38-42) at Milwaukee Bucks (38-42) – 7:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV) and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls

  1. Ayo Dosunmu
  2. Coby White
  3. Alex Caruso
  4. Patrick Williams
  5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Zach LaVine QUESTIONABLE (rest), DeMar DeRozan QUESTIONABLE (rest), Alex Caruso QUESTIONABLE (rest)

Dallas Mavericks

  1. Frank Ntilikina
  2. Luka Doncic
  3. Jaden Hardy
  4. Reggie Bullock
  5. Dwight Powell

Injury Report: Kyrie Irving OUT (foot), Tim Hardaway Jr. (Left ankle), Maxi Kleber (right hamstring), Christian Wood (rest), Luka Doncic PROBABLE (thigh)


The Bulls come into tonight’s game as 11-point underdogs against the Mavericks at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and at FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!

What to Watch For

  • If we’re being honest, there ain’t a whole lot to watch for on the Bulls end tonight. They’re locked into the 10-seed. Zach and DeMar very likely won’t play. I’d have to imagine Vooch will be on some sort of limited minutes plan as well. Even looking beyond the stars not playing tonight, it’s really hard to be excited about a Bulls game after the last two efforts. It seems like all the excitement and goodwill the Bulls built up after the Patrick Beverley addition have disappeared in the blink of an eye after the last two games. Let’s just get to the Play-In and get this over with.
  • If there is something to watch for tonight, I’d say I’m looking forward to Coby White getting some extended minutes. Coby has been awesome since the All-Star break, and in the Bucks game he kept the Bulls in it sparking runs a few times. Outside of LaVine taking the next step as an elite scorer in this league, Coby White emerging as the possible point guard of the future might be the biggest bright spot of this rough season.
  • Dallas has been as big of a mess this season as the Bulls, arguably. The Kyrie trade really seemed to backfire on them and they find themselves a half-game out of the Play-In. They did, however, just pick up a big win against the Kings, and with a full lineup, tonight and something to play for they should in theory have no problem with a Bulls team playing for nothing.

Author: Matt Rooney

Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.