Posted Feb 4, 2013 12:51 PM - Updated Feb 4, 2013 6:48 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls will be without three starters Monday night at Indiana.
Guard Kirk Hinrich did not travel with the team after having a procedure to clean out an infection in his right elbow Saturday.
Forward Joakim Noah also is out with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He told reporters Monday morning that he's hoping a couple extra days of rest will help him get close to 100 percent.
The Bulls did get some good news as forward Carlos Boozer will start after returning from an injured right hamstring.
Monday night's game, rescheduled from a Dec. 26 postponement, features the two top teams in the Central Division.
Another starter, guard Derrick Rose, still has not played as he continues to recover from a torn ACL sustained late last season.
Listen to all the action from tonight's match-ups between the Heat vs. Spurs and the Clippers vs. Lakers.
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The Inside guys discuss the Spurs win over the Heat.
|Inside the NBA: Suns Top Thunder|
The crew talk about the impressive Phoenix Suns in their victory tonight over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
|Clippers vs. Lakers|
Darren Collison scores 24, Blake Griffin scores 20, and DeAndre Jordan scores 17 as the Clippers rout the Lakers 142-94.
Tim Duncan and LeBron James talk postgame after the Spurs defeat the Heat in San Antonio on Thursday night.