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Derrick Rose: “It’s not broken, so I’m definitely playing”

Apr 25, 2011, 10:58 PM EDT

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As if you thought Derrick Rose was not going to play to close out the first round…

Rose had an X-ray and an MRI, both of which came up negative, so he made it clear to Aggrey Sam of CSN Chicago exactly how this was going down, including the needle.

“It’s not broken, so I’m definitely playing,” said Rose. “It’s the playoffs. The only thing you can do is take a shot and see how it feels.

“After I take the shot, I shouldn’t feel anything, so hopefully I can go out there and perform,” he continued. “It’s getting better every day. I’ve been getting treatment on it the last couple of days. Hopefully, it’ll be ready [Tuesday].”

Rose was out of the walking boot and was in flip flops. When the Bulls win Tuesday the Pacers players can spend the rest of the summer in flip-flops.

After the win Chicago should be off until the weekend, when the second round starts. That’s some extra days for therapy and rest so he can be ready to go against Atlanta… wow, Atlanta. Did not see that coming, did we?

  1. chitownbulls - Apr 25, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    This postseason has been full of surprises… Can’t believe the Grizz just slapped the Spurs around like that…

  2. treylite - Apr 26, 2011 at 1:05 AM

    Atlanta hasn’t won yet. Orlando has chance still considering 2 out of the last 3 are at home

  3. liltmac2003 - Apr 26, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    People can argue about who is the MVP or whatever…

    But you got to love his passion.

  4. gilgameth - Apr 26, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    I didn’t know the Bulls were definitely going to win tonight’s game? Someone better let Jeff Foster know that, as I expect that he will want to wait until closer to the end of game to use his last two flagrants, because the first two were a joke. Ol’ Reinsdorf must have picked up the ratphone and whined that his number one seeded team was getting pushed around by a team that finished 6 games under on national television, and he would like fouls to be re-called after the game had ended to keep it fair. Wow. How could they tell that there WASN’T intent when Thomas made Hansboroughs ear turn green? Speaking of jokes, this pbt blog is a real kneeslapper. I like the one yesterday when Pippen supposedly said that Boozer lacked toughness, but only in the headline by someone who was NOT Scottie Pippen. I don’t know if anyone could decipher what Scottie was trying to say, let alone extract that unsubstantiated nonsense in the headline. Hold on a minute…I guess this is an NBA blog, so of course it has to be a joke. My bad…

    • philtration - Apr 26, 2011 at 3:19 PM

      Pacers fan are you?
      That would help explain the strange logic that you bring to this site.

      “When I say Indy… you say ana!

      Must be real bitter about living in some drab, boring town that looks like a million other places…. football team playing under a big inflatable bubble… hoping that the big Duran Duran reunion concert makes a stop at your local state fare to cut through the monotonous days of corn and an occasional trip to Applebee’s.

      • liltmac2003 - Apr 26, 2011 at 3:26 PM

        I thought he was a Pacers fan as well, when I read the beginning of his comment.

        Than when I finished off the rest of the comment, I realized he’s just an idiot.

      • gilgameth - Apr 26, 2011 at 6:10 PM

        *fare…see, that’s why I hate Chicago fans…and all NBA fans are idiots, …except for the one’s in Boston…

  5. dagnon13 - Apr 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    If you don’t like the PBT blog you can stop reading it.

  6. chitownbulls - Apr 26, 2011 at 11:30 AM

    Uh, did you see that “flagrant one” on Rondo in game 4 against the Knicks? After what has been allowed in the Bulls/Pacers series, if THAT was a flagrant one, then Foster’s fouls are flagrant 2′s and he should have been ejected…

    • gilgameth - Apr 26, 2011 at 11:50 AM

      Uh, did you see that your homer myopia is causing you to post whiny messages about what is and isn’t a flagrant foul? If it was a flagrant two, they would have called it a flagrant two three days after it happened as opposed to two separate flagrant ones, and if they are handing out flagrants days after it wasn’t called, then they could have called a few the other way as well. Don’t pretend that the NBA brass looked into because they were interested in getting the call right. I hate Chicago fans.

    • gilgameth - Apr 26, 2011 at 6:15 PM

      Man, you are all in a lather about flagrants… Flagrant foul one, flagrant foul two, should have been blah, blah, blah…if it was not called on the floor, it shouldn’t be called three days later.

      • chitownbulls - Apr 26, 2011 at 9:49 PM

        I agree… Too little too late. Same thing with that late goal tending call for Denver. Just brought it up because of the disparity in calls.

  7. gmsingh - Apr 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Foster’s career in the WWE will be much more impressive.

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