Evans Clinchy
Friday April 6th, 2012

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, out for nearly a month now with a groin injury, was initially optimistic that he'd be able to return tonight, as the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in a nationally televised Windy City showdown. But now, it appears Rose's return date has been pushed back just a little more. Quoth K.C Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:

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The Bulls have a relatively quiet week, with two days off after Monday night's home loss to the Houston Rockets and another two days between tonight's game and Sunday's at Madison Square Garden in New York. After another 72 hours of rest, Rose should be ready to go.

The Bulls have a relatively quiet week, with two days off after Monday night's home loss to the Houston Rockets and another two days between tonight's game and Sunday's at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Rose, the reigning NBA MVP, has been out since March 14 on account of the groin. He's missed 11 games; the Bulls have gone 7-4 during that time, and they maintain the best record in the NBA at 42-13. Rose has started 34 games for the Bulls this season, averaging 22.8 points and 8.0 assists.

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