Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/29/13
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 the year. He knows his limitations, and has facilitated the ball well on offense, by making sure to get to Luol Deng or Joakim Noah. He saw his highest assist total since 2007-08, which was during his first stint with the Bulls. The Bulls currently hold a 3-1 series lead over the Brooklyn Nets in their playoff series. While this isn’t reason to hit the panic button for the Bulls, they will definitely need Hinrich back for the next round when they take on the defending champion Miami Heat. Look for Hinrich to do all he can to get back out on the floor. He is known for his toughness, and the Bulls certainly cannot count on the return of Rose, even though he was cleared by doctor’s nearly a month ago to play. Nate [...]
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