Today’s matchup: Heat look to extend winning streak to three vs. struggling Bulls — maybe without Hassan Whiteside

MIAMI HEAT VS. CHICAGO BULLS

When: Sunday, 3:30 p.m.

Where: United Center, Chicago

TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun/WAXY 790AM, WAQI 710AM (Spanish)

Records: Miami 9-9, Chicago 3-14

Miami Heat players including forward James Johnson (16), Kelly Olynyk (9), Wayne Ellington (2) and Goran Dragic (7) celebrate in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Heat

F: Justise Winslow

F: Josh Richardson

C: Hassan Whiteside

G: Dion Waiters

G: Goran Dragic

Bulls

F: Denzel Valentine

F: Lauri Markkanen

C: Robin Lopez

G: Justin Holiday

G: Kris Dunn

Scouting report: Heat center Hassan Whiteside is questionable after missing Saturday’s practice because of soreness and swelling in his left knee, the same knee that forced him to miss five games earlier this season. The Heat are still without swingman Rodney McGruder (left tibia surgery) and forward Okaro White (left foot surgery). … The Bulls will be without David Nwaba (right ankle sprain), Zach LaVine (left ACL), Cameron Payne (right foot) and Nikola Mirotić (maxillary fractures). … The Heat defeated the Bulls 97-91 in their first matchup of the season on Nov. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena. Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Tyler Johnson added 19 points of his own for Miami. Rookie Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 25 points and eight rebounds in that game. … The Bulls have been one of the league’s worst teams this season, as they own the NBA’s worst record and net rating. Chicago enters the game on a four-game losing streak and has been outscored by an average of 24 points per game during the skid. … Markkanen leads the Bulls in scoring with 14.6 points per game on 40.1 percent shooting from the field and 34.5 percent shooting from 3-point range. … The Heat are averaging the fourth-most 3-point shot attempts in the NBA with 32 per game this season and rank 14th with a 3-point shooting percentage of 36.1. … Miami has faced six teams this season that currently have a losing record, and have posted a 5-1 record in those games. … Among the 97 players who are averaging at least four 3-point shot attempts per game this season, Heat guard Wayne Ellington ranks 15th with a 3-point shooting percentage of 43.0 percent.

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