The Chicago Bulls will be looking for their fourth straight victory when former coach Vinny Del Negro and the Los Angeles Clippers visit the United Center on Tuesday night.
Chicago is coming off an impressive 93-85 victory over the New York Knicks on Saturday in a game where Richard Hamilton was out, Kirk Hinrich left with an injury and Taj Gibson was ejected in the first half. The Bulls held the normally high-powered Knicks to just 32.1 percent shooting. Luol Deng and Marco Belinelli led Chicago with 22 points apiece.
Hinrich, who suffered an elbow injury in the Knicks game, did practice on Monday and will be back to face the Clippers. Hamilton remains out against Los Angeles, which has won six straight games overall and its last three by double-digits. Blake Griffin leads the team in scoring at 18.0 points per game.
Chicago and Los Angeles have played once already this season, with the Clippers destroying the Bulls, 101-80, back on Nov. 17 at the Staples Center. Griffin scored 26 points in the game, while Jamal Crawford came off the bench to add 22.
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. CT at the United Center.