Luol Deng did not travel to Miami for the Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series, and the Chicago Bulls will also be without guards Kirk Hinrich and Derrick Rose.
Deng remains at diminished physical capacity following complications from a spinal tap. The backcourt has been depleted since the first-round series against the Nets, when Hinrich suffered a calf injury. Rose hasn't played since the 2012 playoffs.
The top-seeded Heat won three straight games in the series since losing the opener at home.