Bulls' Wade out vs. Warriors with upper respiratory illness
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Dwyane Wade sat out the Chicago Bulls' game at Golden State on Wednesday night with an upper respiratory illness, then the Bulls became even more short-handed when starting forward Paul Zipser injured his left ankle in the first quarter.
The team said Zipser would not return. He played 10 minutes and it was unclear when the injury happened.
Wade also missed the morning shootaround ahead of the game against the Warriors, a team against which he averages 27.3 points for his career - his highest scoring against any opponent. Wade didn't come with the team to Oracle Arena.
It is the fifth game Wade has missed this season, his first with the Bulls. He is averaging 19.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.
Jimmy Butler missed his third straight game with a bruised right heel.