Deng, Hinrich, Rose out

Updated: May 13, 2013, 7:28 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was listed as active just before the tip of Monday's Game 4 against the Miami Heat while guards Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose have been ruled out.

Deng, who originally was listed as out, was seen in the United Center prior to the game but was not on the bench when the game started. Deng, who has lost 15 pounds while recovering from complications from a spinal tap, admitted after Sunday's practice that he has been trying to get some work in with his teammates over the past couple of days but has been vomiting just a few minutes into each one.

"He's still not feeling well," coach Tom Thibodeau said after Monday's morning shootaround.

Thibodeau said Hinrich, who has been out with a left calf injury since playing about 60 minutes in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets, has made some small improvements.

"He's doing a little bit more," Thibodeau said Monday morning.

Rose still hasn't played since undergoing ACL surgery on May 12, 2012. He has not shut the door on possibly returning during this series.

The Bulls come into this game trailing the Heat 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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