Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden are all expected to play Saturday when the Nets host the Chicago Bulls. The three All-Stars have played in the same game just seven times since the Nets acquired Harden from Houston in mid-January. Durant then missed the next 23 games with a left hamstring injury.
The Chicago Bulls made it to the final weekend of the regular season clinging to a chance to reach the play-in tournament, but need some outside help as well as a victory over the beat the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday afternoon to extend those hopes. Needing to win out and get help from the opponents of the Washington Wizards, the Bulls visit the Nets on Saturday afternoon for the second meeting between the teams in five days. A repeat performance of Tuesday's loss to the Nets in Chicago simply will not do for the Bulls.
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