Deng to miss third straight game; Butler to start

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Deng to miss third straight game; Butler to start

Luol Deng will sit out his third straight game with a right hamstring injury.

Jimmy Butler will get the start.

Hes done a good job, coach Tom Thibodeau said of Butler. Hes the next man up, go in there get the job done. Bring energy, defense, toughness, execute on offense, hit open shots and run the floor.

The second-year forward has impressed teammates with his play and hes been feeding off of the confidence theyve helped instill in him.

His defense on Grizzlies Rudy Gay and Lakers Kobe Bryant drew praise from both opponents and his teammates.

When he gets out there he plays like he supposed to be out there and thats a good thing, said Richard Hamilton.

Butler has averaged 14 points (on 39.1 percent shooting), 8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2 steals in 45.4 minutes per night in his two starts in Dengs absence.

Bulls Talk Podcast: March is Nikola Mirotic's month

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Bulls Talk Podcast: March is Nikola Mirotic's month

On the newest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Vincent Goodwill talk big Bulls win over the Bucks. 

The panel breaks down Nikola Mirotic's huge performance on Sunday and history of putting together a hot March. 

Later, Kendall tells how Magic Johnson motivated James Worthy and Vincent becomes the "Love Doctor." 

Listen to the Bulls Talk Podcast below. 

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Sunday: 

Tonight on CSN: Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Lightning

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls show some moxie in road win over Bucks

Today on CSN: White Sox battle Dodgers in spring training game

From ‘When It Happens’ to ‘Where It Happens,’ Cubs mining next generation of talent

Will lopsided loss shake Blackhawks from their slumber?

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

Joe Maddon doesn’t have any concerns about new Cubs closer Wade Davis

Nick Delmonico takes advantage of fresh start with White Sox

Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night

Owners to consider on and off field changes this week during NFL meetings