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Derrick Rose Injury: Bulls PG Not Likely To Play Against Heat

It isn't looking likely that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will suit up as the team hosts the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The reigning MVP has battled a host of injuries all season long, with a groin issue only being the latest problem.

Despite the injuries, Rose hasn't missed a game since Feb. 18, when the Bulls had an uncharacteristic loss at home against the New Jersey Nets. With the Heat posing as the Bulls' biggest threat to making the NBA Finals, it will be massively disappointing if the Bulls are missing their two best players when the two teams face up.

At the moment, it appears that both Rose and his back-up, C.J. Watson, are game-time decisions for Wednesday's game. If neither player can go, the Bulls will be starting third stringer John Lucas III in Rose's place, with the recently-signed Mike James backing him up.

In seven games this month, the Bulls have gone 6-1 so far. Rose is averaging 24.3 points and 9.4 assists per game in March.

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