DEERFIELD, ILL.Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich was diagnosed with a bruised left knee after undergoing an MRI, according to Tom Thibodeau.
After the teams practice Friday at the Berto Center, the Bulls head coach said Hinrich, who didnt participate in the session was day-to-day, but could still play in Saturdays home game against the Brooklyn Nets.
He could play Saturday, Thibodeau said. Hes a lot better today.
Hinrich injured his knee at some point during the Bulls home loss Tuesday to the Clippers. The veteran sat out of Wednesdays road win at Philadelphia and wasnt available for comment after that game or Fridays practice, the teams first media availability since the aftermath of the victory over the 76ers.
Hinrich wouldnt commit to who would start against Brooklyn. Backup point guard Nate Robinson has started during Hinrichs various injury-related absences this season, but after 19-year-old rookie Marquis Teague played well in Philadelphia and closed out the narrow win.
Thibodeau would only say, Possibly, when asked if Robinson would start Saturdays contest and then stated, He could be, in response to a question about whether Teague was under consideration as a starter.
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The short week has Las Vegas oddsmakers less optimistic about the Bears as they head to Detroit to take on the Lions.
Even after an impressive win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, Chicago still opened as only three-point favorites for their Thanksgiving matchup, according to Vegas Insider.
This comes only two weeks after the Bears were favored by nearly a touchdown over the Lions back on Nov. 11.
Playing on the road instead of at Soldier Field may be a factor in the betting line, but the tighter spread is still surprising considering Chicago’s last few results.
Perhaps even more surprising is that the number hasn’t moved even with the unknowns surrounding Mitchell Trubisky’s shoulder injury.
Either Las Vegas doesn’t think he’s going to miss the game, or they don’t think there will be much of a dropoff with backup Chase Daniel in his place.
The over/under of 44 points is also a little bit on the low side compared to other lines in Week 12, especially since these two teams combined for 56 points just two weeks ago.
The short week of preparation will have both teams scrambling, likely with neither at their best, so maybe the matchup does have potential to be a little more close with a little less scoring.
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