Deng has flu-like symptoms and was a late scratch from the lineup. Hinrich is missing his second straight game because of a bruised left calf, another big blow for a team trying to close out this first-round series. The Bulls took a 3-2 series lead into the game.
Besides Deng, Taj Gibson and Nate Robinson were battling flu symptoms. Robinson, however, was starting at point guard in Hinrich's place.