Bulls G Kirk Hinrich sits out against Rockets

The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich will miss his third consecutive game Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets because of back stiffness.

Hinrich is averaging 8.6 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds this season.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says he doesn't expect Hinrich to be out for an extended period. Marquis Teague started for Hinrich in Chicago's previous game.

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