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Chicago Bulls Vs. Denver Nuggets: Derrick Rose Has Neck Spasms

Uh-oh, say all Bulls fans.

Derrick Rose, who has some Bulls supporters thinking "MVP" already, and who has become one of the top players in the league, has neck spasms -- this according to Chicago Breaking Sports -- and his playing status for tonight will be "a gametime decision" from coach Tom Thibodeau.

"It's real sore," Rose said. "It started a little before the (Phoenix) game. It's been stiff ever since. If it's up to me, I'll play. But right now, I have to turn my whole body to look a certain way."

The Bulls have two tough games, tonight in Denver, then, strangely, backtracking to California to play the Sacramento Kings before returning home next Wednesday. Once they get home, they'll play eight of 11 in the United Center between Dec. 1 and Dec. 21, but first they'd like to at least get a split of the two games remaining on the trip in order to have a winning road trip.

Meanwhile, Taj Gibson, who sat out on Wednesday night in Phoenix, is hoping to play tonight; he says, "I feel good", and the Bulls could use his rebounding strength, especially if Rose can't play.

Tonight's game begins at 8 p.m. CST and will be televised on CSN Chicago.