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Bulls to be without injured point guard Kirk Hinrich in Game 5 on Monday against Nets

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    Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich (12) celebrates a 3-point basket against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)The Associated Press

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    Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams (8) and Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich (12) scramble for the ball during the second half in Game 4 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. The Bulls won 142-134 in three overtimes. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)The Associated Press

The Bulls will be without point guard Kirk Hinrich on Monday night against Brooklyn because of a bruised left calf. His absence might give Game 4 star Nate Robinson a chance to start in the potential clincher for Chicago.

Hinrich was hurt during Saturday's 142-134 triple-overtime victory, playing through the injury to finish with 18 points and a playoff career-high 14 assists in 60 minutes.

But he was wearing a walking boot Monday, walking with a noticeable limp.

Robinson rallied the Bulls from a 14-point deficit late in the fourth quarter, scoring 29 of his 34 points after the third quarter as Chicago took a 3-1 lead in the series.