5 P.M. at Chicago • FSN-PLUS; 830-AM
Preview: Wolves guard Kevin Martin missed Friday’s practice to attend to the same family matter that caused him to miss practices Tuesday and Wednesday. His return to the team in time for Saturday’s game is uncertain. He scored 14 points off the bench in Thursday’s 96-84 loss to Miami at Target Center. … The Bulls are 4-2 under new coach Fred Hoiberg, including over Cleveland on opening night and Oklahoma City in Thursday’s TNT game. … The Bulls swept last season’s two-game series.
Players to watch: The Bulls’ starting backcourt combined to score 55 points in Thursday’s victory over the Thunder: Derrick Rose scored 29 and Jimmy Butler had 26, each while playing fewer than 38 minutes.
Did you know? Saturday’s rare 5 p.m. starting time apparently is so the game – featuring Ricky Rubio and Pau Gasol – can be televised live at midnight in Spain.
Injuries: Bulls F Mike Dunleavy (back) is out, G Kirk Hinrich (toe) is listed as doubtful. Wolves C Nikola Pekovic (Achilles’ surgery in April) is out.