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Hinrich a game-time decision vs. Bucks

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Hinrich a game-time decision vs. Bucks

DEERFIELD, ILL.Bulls starting point guard Kirk Hinrich is a game-time decision for Wednesday evenings game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center, according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.

Hinrich is a game-time decision, Thibodeau said after the teams morning shootaround at the Berto Center. Well see.

Hinrich, who suffered an elbow injury during Monday nights home win over Cleveland, didnt participate in the shootaround.

Thibodeau played coy when asked who would start in Hinrichs place, saying backup point guard Nate Robinson, could start if the veteran starter is sidelined Wednesday.

Robinson has started in Hinrichs absence throughout the campaign, as the starter has now incurred six separate injuries.

Lauri Markkanen has career-high 26 points in loss to Suns

Lauri Markkanen has career-high 26 points in loss to Suns

Lauri Markkanen continues to impress.

The 20-year-old rookie had a career-high 26 points in the Bulls' 113-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. He also picked up 13 rebounds.

After the game, in which the Bulls fell to 3-11 on the season, coach Fred Hoiberg had high praise for the Finnish.

"I thought Lauri was phenomenal," Hoiberg said. "But when he is open, we gotta get him the ball. When he's got it rolling like he did tonight, guys were switching and we had him a couple of times with the point guard buried in his back and we didn't get him the ball."

Watch what Hoiberg had to say about the Bulls' tight loss in the video above.

Road Ahead: Bulls prep for Lonzo Ball and the Lakers

Road Ahead: Bulls prep for Lonzo Ball and the Lakers

The Bulls have a busy week ahead of them.

It will kick off on Tuesday when Fred Hoiberg & Co. take on Lonzo Ball and the Lakers in Los Angeles.

After that, the Bulls will head to Utah and face the Jazz on Wednesday, followed by the defending champ Golden State Warriors on Friday. Both games — against the Jazz and Warriors — will be on NBC Sports Chicago, and streaming live on the NBC Sports app.

See what Mark Schanowski, Vincent Goodwill, Kendall Gill and Will Perdue had to say about the upcoming week in the latest Honda Road Ahead.