With the Chicago Bulls sitting just one and a half games ahead of the Miami Heat for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, every game for the rest of the season is a big one.
In order for the Bulls to hod on to their playoff spots, they will need their core players to be healthy. For Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic, guards Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade and forward Jimmy Butler all found themselves on the injury report.
Wade will miss his second game in a row with a thigh injury, but Rondo and Butler will attempt to play through their respective ailments and will be available against Orlando.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) March 8, 2017
After losing to the Detroit Pistons 109-95 on Monday, the Bulls are now 5-5 in games without Wade this season. The Magic and Bulls have faced off twice already this season with Chicago winning both matchups.
Rondo also missed Monday’s game due to an ankle injury, while Butler is battling with an unspecified illness.