Ten Before Tip: News from Thursday night
? Miami's Dwyane Wade will not play against the Bulls Thursday. He remained at the team hotel in Chicago suffering from flu-like symptoms. The Heat will also be without backup forward Chris Andersen, who is excused for personal reasons and will return with the team Friday. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said he expected his team to be ready to play with a different lineup than usual. "We have done it before. The guys are used to it. I'm still going through the lineup. I have been thinking about it all afternoon. I just want to make sure."
Anti-apartheid icon Mandela dies at 95
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Former NBA exec Stu Jackson to join NBA TV
Former NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson is joining NBA TV, providing analysis on rules, discipline and other areas that he oversaw in the league office.