Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic will miss Thursday's playoff game at Milwaukee because of an injured left knee.
The Bulls ruled Mirotic out for Game 3 and listed veteran guard Kirk Hinrich (left knee) as questionable. Chicago leads the first-round series 2-0.
Coach Tom Thibodeau says Mirotic was feeling better Wednesday. He rode the stationary bike during practice and did some light shooting afterward, although he was not moving much or jumping.
Mirotic strained his quadriceps and bruised his knee in a scrum for a loose ball with Milwaukee's Zaza Pachulia late in Monday's victory, leading to a heated exchange and technical fouls for both players. Pachulia was also called for one about a minute earlier for elbowing Mirotic in the head. The second technical resulted in his ejection.