Hoiberg: Bulls' Rose expected back in lineup against Bucks

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg anticipates Derrick Rose to be back in the lineup on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks after missing three games with a sore right hamstring.

Rose is expected to play a day after an MRI revealed no structural damage on his right leg.

''He is still in there (locker room) getting loosened up. He looked good on the floor out there so we're anticipating he will be able to go,'' Hoiberg said during his pregame media availability.

Rose is averaging 14.4 points a game. Hoiberg will likely monitor the guard's minutes.

''We''ll keep a close eye on him, for sure,'' Hoiberg said.

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