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Bulls' Derrick Rose forced from action with ankle sprain

Derrick Rose was forced from action with a left ankle sprain during Chicago's 114-108 overtime loss to Cleveland at the United Center on Friday. 

With a little more than four minutes remaining in the second quarter and Cleveland leading 48-40, Rose rolled his ankle as he landed on Kyrie Irving's foot after making a putback in the paint. Although Rose immediately hopped around in pain, he continued to play through the injury. Eventually, Rose subbed out for good at the 2:38 mark of the third quarter. 

The injury spoiled a strong night for Rose, who tallied 20 points (on 8-of-16 shooting), four rebounds and four assists in just 25 minutes. 

Rose, 26, worked his way back onto the court this season after missing the entire 2012-13 season and all but 10 games last year due to knee injuries. 

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"Don't worry, just an ankle sprain," Rose said afterward, according to

LeBron James scored eight of his game-high 36 points (on 14-of-30 shooting) in overtime to lead the Cavaliers to the road victory. The four-time MVP also tallied eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in 42 minutes to shake off a poor season-opening performance in a loss to the Knicks on Thursday. Irving added 23 points (on 6-of-17 shooting) and three assists in the win.

Cleveland improved to 1-1 with the win. Chicago dropped to 1-1 with the loss.

The Bulls will visit the Timberwolves on Saturday. The Chicago Tribune reports that Rose will make the trip.

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