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Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The Chicago Bulls visit the Miami Heat - who will be without Jimmy Butler - with both teams' seasons and a first-round matchup with the Boston Celtics in the 2024 NBA Playoffs at stake.

Butler hurt his knee during the Heat's 105-104 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first Play-In game. He still played 39 minutes - third-most of any player in the game - but has been ruled out for weeks as a result.

The Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 131-116 in the Play-In game between the teams who finished ninth and 10th in the Eastern Conference. Coby White dropped 42 points on 21 shots, as well as grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out six assists.

How to watch Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat, TV channel and streaming

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat will be broadcast on ESPN, which can be watched through cable TV packages or on streaming apps including YouTubeTV, FuboTV and SlingTV.

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat start time, date and venue

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat is scheduled to tip off at 7 PM ET/6 PM CT on Friday, April 19 with the game taking place at Kaseya Center in Miami, FL.

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat injury report

Chicago Bulls: Zach LaVine - ankle, out; Lonzo Ball - knee, out; Patrick Williams - foot, out; Onuralp Bitim - eye, out, Julian Phillips - foot, out

Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler - knee, out; Terry Rozier - neck, doubtful; Josh Richardson - shoulder, out

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat predicted lineups

Chicago Bulls: Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso, DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucevic

Miami Heat: Tyler Herro, Caleb Martin, Jaime Jacquez Jr., Nikola Jovic, Bam Adebayo

Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat stats

  • The teams split the season series 2-2, with each team beating the other once at home and once on the road.
  • The Heat and Bulls play with the second- and third-slowest paces in the NBA respectively.
  • The Bulls are one of the NBA's best teams at taking care of the ball as they rank third in turnovers per game (12.2) and third in turnover percentage (11 percent).
  • The Heat are near average in most offensive stats, but they allow opponents to shoot at the fifth-lowest three-point percentage and they allow the third-fewest points per game with 108.4.
  • The Bulls are a top-10 offensive rebounding team with the eighth-most total offensive boards per game and the ninth-best offensive rebounding percentage, but the Heat has the second-best defensive rebounding percentage.
  • Chicago utilizes the pick-and-roll among the most of any NBA team, while Miami tends to create looks from off-ball movement and post-up plays.
  • Caleb Martin of the Heat is one of the best perimeter defenders as he allows opponents to shoot 43.6 percent and Chicago's Alex Caruso is not far off with a 44.7 defensive field goal percentage; Miami's Bam Adebayo is one of the best interior defenders with a 44.1 defensive field goal percentage.

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