MIAMI -- Neither guard Kirk Hinrich (bruised right quadriceps) or forward Tim Thomas (hyper-extended left knee) participated in this morning's shootaround. Whether they play tonight against the Miami Heat will be determined right before tip-off.
"They'll warm up before the game and see how loose they can get," Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro said. "If they can give us some minutes, they will."
Hinrich suffered the injury Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks when he was kneed by the Bucks' Richard Jefferson. Thomas missed two games with the injury before returning to play limited minutes against Milwaukee.
The Bulls are hoping Hinrich can play to help defend the Heat's Dwyane Wade, the NBA's leading scorer.
"I plan on playing," Hinrich said. "I'm just trying to get it loosened up, working on my range of motion."