Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has ruled out
forward Luol Deng for Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series
against the Miami Heat.
Deng underwent a spinal tap last week to rule out meningitis and has been
sidelined since. However, complications from the procedure forced further
The 28-year-old Deng reportedly returned to a Chicago emergency room Sunday
morning after being released from the hospital Saturday afternoon. Thus, he
was unable to fly with the team to Miami on Sunday.
Deng sat out Games 6 and 7 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round. In
the first five games of that series, Deng averaged 13.8 points, 7.6 rebounds
and 3.8 assists.
The Bulls also may be without guard Kirk Hinrich for Monday's contest. He
missed the last three games of Chicago's first-round series with a calf
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