Hinrich (elbow) game-time call vs. Heat


DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich is a game-time decision for Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat because of ongoing problems with his right elbow.

Hinrich returned to the lineup in a win over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday after missing nearly a month because of an elbow infection that had to be surgically cleaned out.

"He just got nicked up in the (Hornets) game," Thibodeau said.

Hinrich has missed 12 games this season because of various injuries. He is averaging 7 points and 5.3 assists a game.