Derrick Rose has been bothered by a back injury since the start of Chicago's nine-game road trip, and he's either been limited or had to skip games over the last week. Rose will see a specialist about the injury on Monday in Chicago and says he's just trying to keep a positive attitude about the ordeal.
"It's been hurting the whole trip," Rose said. "I just played through it. It tended to get worse after every game. I was really worried about it. But I'm trying to stay positive. I don't know what the diagnosis is. I just know my back is not right."
Despite Rose's troubles, the Bulls won six of nine games on their road trip.
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