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CHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star Derrick Rose remained sidelined because of back pain and missed his fifth straight game Saturday against the New Jersey Nets.
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Bulls star Derrick Rose missed his fourth straight game because of lower back spasms and was unavailable for Chicago against the Boston Celtics on Thursday.
Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each scored 23 points, and the Chicago Bulls escaped with an 89-80 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night after blowing a 16-point lead.
It was hardly an easy night for the Bulls, but they continued to pile up the wins even though reigning MVP Derrick Rose missed his fourth straight game because of lower back pain.
They struggled early before...
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is listed as a starter against the Atlanta Hawks.
Even if reigning MVP Derrick Rose is unable to go today for the Chicago Bulls, the current Central Division leaders still have a decent shot at topping the New Jersey Nets at the United Center.
In today’s NBA, point guard is certainly one of the deepest positions; a quality one guard isn’t terribly hard to come across. So with that said, being one of the elite at this position is something to really hang your hat on. We’ll start at number 8 and work our way up. Who’s your number one? The reigning MVP Derrick Rose, or someone else?
8. Steve Nash, Suns
At 38 years...
Deron Williams scored 29 points, Kris Humphries had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the New Jersey Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 97-85 Saturday to snap an eight-game losing streak. Chicago's Derrick Rose missed his fifth straight game because of back pain, and the Nets took advantage, jumping out to a 22-3 lead while rolling to their first victory since Feb.
Trade and free agency rumors as of February 19, 2012:
Derrick Rose is lobbying for the Bulls to acquire Pau Gasol. Spanish media outlet Marca.com is reporting that Carlos Boozer would be included in a deal with the Lakers.
Allen Iverson made contact with the Lakers, but after the team suggested he play for the D-Fenders in the NBADL, he passed. ESPN
Gilbert Arenas held a private...