In the latest clash of Central Division rivals Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls secure the win with 96-81 in United Center.
But the game left some concerns to the Bulls organization, as Derrick Rose injured his right hamstring three minutes before the end of the game.
After Taj Gibson grabbed the rebound, he passed the ball to Rose, who immediately ran into transition and penetrated into the paint where he finished with a strong lay-up, but after he was running back to play defense, we were able to see that he is feeling pain somewhere in his right leg. Coach Tom Thiboudeau took 20 seconds timeout and Rose was replaced by Kirk Hinrich for the reminder of the game.
After the game, K.C. Johnson of Chicago Tribune tweeted that Derrick Rose said he suffered just a minor strain and that it is nothing big at all, and also added he should be ready to play on Friday, when the Raptors are hosting Bulls at Air Canada Center in Toronto.
What's important is that this is not the same leg that sidelined Rose for the entire 2012-2013 season, so Bulls fans can be really relieved that their star player feels ready to play.
Rose scored 16 points and also added seven assists in the win against Cavs. Of course, we all know he is not at his best yet, but it is getting closer every day, and we can see that he is also looking more confident every game, with making more jump shots and driving to the basket a whole lot more confidently than at the start of the season.
With that being said, no one who is a true basketball and sports fan doesn't want to see Rose get injured again, and we should be happy to see him on the floor again on Friday.
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