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The Bulls will have to defend their league-best record without help from two of the key contributors, starting SG Richard Hamilton and reserve G C.J. Watson. According to CSN Chicago, both players will miss Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks:
Thibs: Rip and CJ out tonight vs. Bucks— Aggrey Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) March 7, 2012
Richard "Rip" Hamilton has only played in 16 games in the 2011-12 NBA Season, struggling with various leg and shoulder injuries, while C.J. Watson has played in 27 games this season and is currently struggling with an ankle sprain.
In Hamilton's limited action with the Bulls this year, he has averaged a career low 15.8 points per 36 minutes, despite one of his best field goal percentages -- .452 -- of his career.
The Bulls take the court at 7:00 p.m. CST, hoping to improve their NBA-best 32-8 record.
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