Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets at the United Center, 7 p.m. Friday
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Radio: ESPN 1000-AM
Outlook: The Nuggets have been sort of a Western Conference version of the Bulls -- lots of bad luck, but tougher competition. PG Ty Lawson has missed three games with a fractured rib. Danilo Gallinari isn't coming back this season, while ex-Bull Nate Robinson (torn ACL) and C Javale McGee (stress fracture) are out for the year. If Lawson doesn't play, Denver's top scorers are SF Wilson Chandler (14.4 ppg) and PF J.J. Hickson (11.7). The Nuggets had lost five in a row heading into Thursday's game at Milwaukee.
Next: Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
-- Mike McGraw