Bulls' Nikola Mirotic: Leaves game with lower back strain

Mirotic left Monday's preseason game against the Hornets with a lower back strain, Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports.

Mirotic suffered the injury during the third quarter, keeping him scoreless (0-4 3Pt), with two rebounds and a steal over 10 minutes. He'll likely be evaluated further following the game, so we should see his status updated in the coming few days. The Bulls have their preseason finale versus the Hawks on Thursday, so it wouldn't be surprising if Mirotic was ultimately held out in an attempt to get him as healthy as possible for the start of the regular season.

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