Luol Deng remains in Chicago while recovering from a spinal tap gone awry, Kirk Hinrich remains out with a calf bruise and Derrick Rose won't make his return Wednesday, when the Bulls face the Miami Heat in Game 2, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Head coach Tom Thibodeau said Deng is recuperating after a spinal tap to test for viral meningitis resulted in complications. Deng was able to shoot on Tuesday, according to the Tribune's K.C. Johnson. Meanwhile, Hinrich continues to struggle with movement because of his calf, and Rose is still sitting because of his ongoing problems returning from last season's ACL tear.
That means the Bulls will again face the Heat with limited options, although it didn't hurt them in a Game 1 upset win.
Like they did in the series opener, Chicago wil start Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Jimmy Butler, Marco Belinelli and Nate Robinson against Miami, according to the Sun Sentinel. The Heat will also run out the same lineup of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem.
Chicago won Game 1 behind 27 points and nine assists from Robinson, who is expected to see some defensive attention from James, according to the AP's Tim Reynolds.