Found April 30, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Chicago Bulls had a chance to put away the Brooklyn Nets. Instead, they stumbled. Their first-round series shifts back to Chicago for Game 6 on Thursday, and the Bulls look like a team that could be in trouble even though they lead 3-2. That's because Kirk Hinrich was sidelined by a calf injury. Joakim Noah still seems limited by a foot problem, and instead of putting away the Nets on Monday, the Bulls got tripped up 110-91. If the Bulls are still in the driver's seat, then the Nets at least have a hand on the wheel. ''I don't know,'' Noah said. ''Every game is huge in the playoffs. You win, you feel great. Sky high. When you lose, you know you feel like (garbage). So it's on us to not take anything for granted and be ready for a big Game 6 at home.'' A win on Thursday sends the Bulls to the second round, where LeBron James and the defending champion Miami Heat will be waiting. Otherwise, it's back to Brooklyn for Game 7 o...

Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich questionable for Game 6

Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was forced to miss Game 5of the team’s opening-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets due to a calf injury. The bruised left calf could keep him out for longer than just one game, but Hinrich told reporters – including K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune – that he’s going to do everything he can to not be out for too long."It’s...

Hinrich To Miss Game 5 With Bruised Left Calf

Kirk Hinrich will miss the Chicago Bulls' Game 5 matchup against the Brooklyn Nets with a bruised left calf. Hinrich arrived at Monday morning's shootaround in a walking boot. "It's real disappointing," Hinrich said. "You never want to miss playoff games." An MRI on Hinrich's calf muscle revealed no tear. The bruise is severe enough that missing...

Bulls' Kirk Hinrich out for Game 5

Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich entered the day as doubtful to play in tonight's Game 5 matchup against the Brooklyn Nets. He's since been ruled out for the contest, and he told reporters -- including Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago -- that it's going to be difficult to sit on the sidelines tonight with his team attempting to advance."It's difficult," Hinrich...

Bulls' Kirk Hinrich doubtful for Game 6

While Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich was able to shed his walking boot yesterday, his severely bruised left calf continues to cause him to be doubtful to play in tonight's Game 6 against the Brooklyn Nets, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune.Hinrich told reporters that he'd have to "improve some definitely" if he were to play tonight. He's continuing...

Hinrich to miss Game 5 for Bulls

The Bulls will be without point guard Kirk Hinrich on Monday night against Brooklyn because of a bruised left calf. His absence might give Game 4 star Nate Robinson a chance to start in the potential clincher for Chicago. Hinrich was hurt during Saturday's 142-134 triple-overtime victory, playing through the injury to finish with 18 points and a playoff career-high 14 assists...

Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich Out For Game 5

Kirk Hinrich will miss the Bulls’ potential series-clinching Game 5 vs. Nets on Monday night with a leg injury.  Hinrich believes he bruised his left calf after taking a charge from Deron Williams in the first half of Saturdays triple OT win. According to the Chicago Tribune: Chicago Bulls starting point guard Kirk Hinrich will miss Monday’s Game 5 against Brooklyn because of...

Hinrich Undergoes MRI On Left Calf

Kirk Hinrich underwent an MRI on his sore left calf muscle following the Chicago Bulls' triple-overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets. Hinrich played nearly 60 minutes in the game. "It was pretty grueling," Hinrich said. Hinrich said the injury "is pretty bad."

Kirk Hinrich out for Game 5

The Chicago Bulls, who have been battling the injury bug all season, will be without Kirk Hinrich for Game 5 due to an injured calf, and possibly longer. This according to a report from K.C. Johnson at the Chicago Tribune. Hinrich has filled in admirably for Derrick Rose this past season, giving the Bulls consistent performances on offense while providing great defense for much of...

Kirk Hinrich Calls Jason Collins a “Big Distraction”


With TNT analyst Steve Kerr insinuating the shelved superstar is gutless, Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich defends Derrick Rose

With Chicago leading the Brooklyn Nets 3-2 in their first-round series, TNT analyst Steve Kerr said that shelved superstar Derrick Rose “maybe owes it to his teammates” to play for the Bulls in Game 6 on Thursday. The 24-year-old Rose, a three-time NBA All-Star who became the youngest man to ever earn the Most Valuable Player award in 2011, suffered a torn ACL in his left knee...

Kirk Hinrich on Jason Collins Coming out: “It’s a big Distraction”

  Ever since NBA center Jason Collins announced to the world that he is gay yesterday, most of the sentiments from other athletes and celebrities have been both positive and supportive. Those who have dared to go against the grain like ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace, have been chastised and vilified for offering a different opinion on the...

When the final buzzer sounded on Saturday night, ending the 3rd overtime of the game, the Chicago Bulls took a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets. After an emotional victory like that, the Bulls seemed to have all the momentum heading into Game 5. Most experts were picking the Bulls to win Game 5 and end the Nets inaugural season in Brooklyn. Then news broke that...

Quick hits from the NBA playoffs: Day 10

Chicago Bulls/Brooklyn Nets: Game 5 -       Kirk Hinrich is out for tonight. That means that the leash is off Nate Robinson for an entire game. There is no question Robinson loves to let it fly. The question becomes whether or not we will see the Robinson that lit it up at the end of Game 4 or a crazy, erratic Robinson. -       The other day I wrote about who...
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