Chicago Bulls' guard Kyle Korver has played in every game this season, but coach Tom Thibodeau has decided that Korver will not see action in game No, 66 Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Chicago.
With the NBA playoffs beginning on Saturday, and the Bulls having already clinched the top seed and home-court advantage through the Eastern Conference championship series. Korver will sit out the regular-season finale, as a coaches' decision, along with Bulls' starters Luol Deng and Derrick Rose, who is just back from an ankle injury.
Rose logged 27 minutes in Tuesday's game, scoring 10 points on 3 for 11 shooting. Thibodeau has only had his starting lineup together for 15 of the 66 games in this strike-shortened NBA season.
Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer and Omer Asik will be the only Bulls players to see action in all 66 games this season. Korver, who will fall a game short of that mark, averaged 8.1 points a game in 22 minutes of action during the regular season. Deng and Rose average 37.1 points between them to lead the Bull in scoring.