Rose, Hamilton, Noah, Belinelli out vs. Heat

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

The odds of win No. 28 just went up.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau announced at media availability prior to the Bulls' game vs. the Heat that Derrick Rose (knee), Rip Hamilton (back), Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis), and Marco Belinelli (abdominal strain) are all out for the game Wednesday night.

This removes two of the team's four best players and their best bench scorer. So no, this is not good for their odds of ending the streak. That said, the Cleveland Cavaliers built a 27-point lead vs. Miami without Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao and Dion Waiters, and the Celtics built a 16-point lead without Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, Leandro Barbosa, and Kevin Garnett.

Of course, both of those teams lost, but hey, we're just saying.

Miami goes for its 28th consecutive victory Wednesday night at the United Center.

 
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