Hinrich, Gasol and Rose all out vs. Portland.— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 21, 2014
Hinrich is sitting out with a chest contusion, suffered in Thursday night's loss to the Sacramento Kings after he took a charge from Kings center DeMarcus Cousins. Hinrich had x-rays after the game that came back negative, according to ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell.
For Derrick Rose, tonight's game marks the fourth straight contest he will sit out after suffering a strained left hamstring November 13th versus the Toronto Raptors. Pau Gasol has missed every game of the Circus Trip that began on Monday due to a strained left calf. Friedell says that Gasol was hopeful on Thursday he would be able to return quickly but is taking caution for the injury to fully heal. Tonight's game will be the third that Gasol has missed since straining the calf on Saturday November 15th versus the Pacers.
With Rose, Gasol, and Hinrich out, the Bulls expect to start point guard Aaron Brooks and power forward Taj Gibson in Portland tonight.
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