The Chicago Bulls have been playing well without Derrick Rose this season, but as the playoffs approach the timetable for running with a full roster is rapidly dissipating. Rose missed his 24th game on Monday night (sore foot), which can be added to an alarming network of injuries that include turf toe, a strained groin, a sprained ankle and back spasms. Luol Deng also sat out with what head coach Tom Thibodeau called a rib injury, even though he is also dealing with torn ligaments in his left wrist. Richard Hamilton scored 22 points and looked at close to healthy as he may get before the playoffs, but a depleted roster contributed to a disappointing 87-84 loss to the Washington Wizards.
In the post-game press conference Thibs addressed all of these issues and more, and used the phrase "do your job" more than once to sum up Monday night's failure. Here is Thibs giving it to the media straight, via CSN-Chicago.
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