Posted May 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Derrick Rose still has not ruled out a return this season for the Chicago Bulls, saying he could play in their Eastern Conference semifinal against the Miami Heat. The 2011 NBA MVP will not play for Chicago in Game 1 against Miami on Monday night, nor will forward Luol Deng. Deng returned to a hospital for more tests, the Bulls said, and underwent a spinal tap to rule out viral meningitis after becoming ill last week. Rose has not played in more than a year while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery. He was hurt in last season's playoffs. ''Still in the air,'' Rose said Monday before the Bulls went through a game-day practice in Miami. ''I might have a chance.'' The Bulls are also awaiting word on guard Kirk Hinrich, who missed the last three games of Chicago's first-round series against Brooklyn with a calf injury. Coach Tom Thibodeau indicated that Hinrich would be a game-time decision for the opener, though did not sound optimistic. ''It's slow, steady progress,'' Thi...
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