Found February 13, 2012 on Sports Media Watch:
With the Bulls missing their star player and Tiger Woods battling Phil Mickelson on CBS, Sunday’s edition of the NBA on ABC was down by nearly a quarter compared to last year. Sunday’s Bulls/Celtics NBA regular season game earned a 3.1 overnight rating on ABC, down 24% from last year’s comparable window (LAL/ORL: 4.1), which was the second-half of a doubleheader. Bulls guard Derrick Rose missed Sunday’s game due to injury. ABC was also hampered by competition from the final [...]

Bulls PG Rose uncertain of status vs. Celtics

Chicago Bulls point guard and reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose will be a game-time decision against the Boston Celtics Sunday.Rose sat out Friday’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats due to a back injury and has yet to clear up his status for Sunday’s matinee with the Celtics. Rose, who is usually very candid about his injuries, told reporters he is uncertain of how long he will...

Bulls G Rose out for Tuesday's tilt with Kings

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose won't play in Tuesday night's game versus the Sacramento Kings due to back spasms.Rose didn't participate in Tuesday morning's shootaround and Bulls head coach Tom Thbodeau informed reporters this morning of the news.Rose does not have structural damage in his back, a Monday meeting with a specialist determined. General manager...

Celtics 95, Bulls 91: Boston downs Derrick Rose-less Bulls

Derrick Rose missed Sunday’s Celtics-Bulls showdown due to injury, but struggling Boston still very much needed victory, and held on for a 95-91 win.The triumph became a little tougher than it probably should have been, but it came, and it came with Rondo tallying an obscene triple-double, a depleted (yet suddenly athletic) Boston frontcourt outrebounding one of the NBA’s most...

Bulls' Rose to miss 3rd straight game

Chicago guard Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game because of lower back spasms when the Bulls host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

No backing away from blame for Rose injury

Steve Rosenbloom: Derrick Rose missed the national TV game in Boston because of back spasms that racked him when he played against the pathetic Hornets last week, a game where the Bulls didn't need him, a game that might cost the Bulls the season. And if that happens, coach Tom Thibodeau gets all the blame.

Rose to miss 3rd straight game with back spasms

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago guard Derrick Rose will miss his third straight game because of lower back spasms when the Bulls host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

Rose still day to day; no structural damage found

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star Derrick Rose remains day to day for Chicago because of lower back spasms.

Chicago Bulls Owner Concerned About Derrick Rose’s Minutes

Derrick Rose is averaging 35 minutes per game this season (which happens to be a career low), and as the reigning MVP battles through back and toe injuries, the man who cuts his checks is worried about how much Rose plays. From ESPN: “Chicago Bulls fans aren’t the only ones discussing and debating the issue of how much Derrick Rose should play with a sore back and nagging turf...

Mondo Rondo

The Celtics knew full well that the Bulls dismantled the Bobcats by 31 points Friday night - without Derrick Rose. So when they found out yesterday that Rose would miss a second consecutive game with a sore back, they kept their mental focus - and they were right to hold their ground.
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