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Derrick Rose sat out Chicago's game against the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night, the fourth straight game the NBA's reigning MVP has missed because of a sprained left big toe.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Rose ''keeps getting better'' and the team is ''encouraged by that.''
Rose had company in the trainer's room with forward Taj Gibson (left ankle sprain) and guard John Lucas III (left groin strain) also being held out against the Bobcats. Gibson, injured at Cleveland on Friday, was in a walking boot before the game and said he's treating the sprain with ice. All three players are day-to-day.
''Only Derrick knows how he feels,'' Thibodeau said. ''When he says he can go, he'll go.''
Rose is averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 assists this season.
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CLEVELAND -- With Derrick Rose missing his third straight game because of the injury to his big left toe, the Chicago Bulls shot 59.1 percent and led the Cleveland Cavaliers 63-44 at halftime Friday night.
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Luol Deng scored 21 points, Carlos Boozer added 19 and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls managed easily without superstar Derrick Rose, embarrassing the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-75 on Friday night.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said he has a little "regret" about playing two games last weekend on an injured toe that now threatens to keep him out of a third straight game.
[Derrick Rose] is a great point guard, the best probably in the game, [but] it’s just another game. I’m not really facing Derrick Rose. I’m facing the Chicago Bulls. It’s the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Chicago Bulls. That’s what I’m looking forward to.
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Oof. Cleveland fans, this was not a good showing by the Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving got the Cavs started early with 11 quick points. It was all downhill from there as the Cavaliers shot 30% while allowing the Bulls to have their way in the paint. Chicago finished shooting 55.4%.
Oh, and Derrick Rose didn’t play.