Miami Heat Star LeBron James Ruled Out Against Chicago Bulls

Feb 20, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) walks off of the court after suffering an apparent injury against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls put their 5-game winning streak on the line against the Miami Heat on Sunday.

Entering play today, the Heat are the second seed in the NBA Eastern Conference with a record of 39-14. Meanwhile, the Bulls are the fourth seed in the NBA Eastern Conference with a record 29-25.

The Bulls match-up against the Heat on Sunday is highly anticipated in Chicago as the team gets to see how they fare against one of the top teams in the NBA.

Though, the Heat will be without one of their superstars. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra spoke with reporters before the game on Sunday and ruled LeBron James out for the game against the Bulls. James suffered a broken nose against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

On the season, James is averaging 26.9 points per game to go along with 6.5 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per game.

The Bulls last played the Heat in December at the United Center and came away from the game with a 107-87 victory. Heat guard Dwayne Wade did not play in that game.

With the James out of the lineup for the Heat, the Bulls will have an increased chance at winning the game. Though the potential victory would be lacking some value considering the Heat were not at full-capacity.

The game between the Bulls and Heat starts at 2:30 p.m. and can be seen on ABC 7 Chicago and heard on ESPN Radio 1000. Online viewers can watch a live-stream of the game using the NBA League Pass.

Topics: Chicago Bulls, Lebron James, Live Stream

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