Originally posted on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 4/20/12

For the 16th time in the last 19 games, the Chicago Bulls were without their star, Derrick Rose, and it hurt them yet again. The Bulls can be a solid team without Rose, but they’re a Championship caliber team with him. Without Rose, the Bulls lost last night to the Miami Heat 83-72. Lebron James and the Heat played a physical game to grab the 2-1 head-to-head advantage this season. Rose should be able to make it back for the NBA playoffs in the coming weeks, but with him nursing a foot injury it’s hard to know if he’ll be 100%. They’ll need him back to normal if they want a chance of making it deep in the playoffs. The Bulls need to pull out a couple more wins in their last three games of the season if they want to hold onto the coveted #1 seed in...

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