Bulls PG Derrick Rose (ankles) won't play against Magic

Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Derrick Rose was a late scratch for Tuesday night's game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago.

The Bulls point guard sprained both ankles in Friday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but participated in shootaround earlier Tuesday.

Coach Tom Thibodeau had said Rose was probable. Rose also addressed the injury

"I'm feeling good," he said, according to ESPNCHICAGO.com. "Every day it's improving. [I'll] come in early tonight and really stretch and get treatment, try to go over everything [in] every area and try to give it a go tonight."

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Rose didn't play in Saturday's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves

He scored 20 and 13 points, respectively, in the Cleveland win and a victory over the Knicks two nights earlier. He missed most of the previous two seasons with knee injuries.

Forward Taj Gibson, who also injured his ankle against Cleveland, is active Tuesday night, while center Joakim Noah will sit because of an illness. 

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