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|Bulls Insist They Can Make Run Without Rose
|DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- One bad landing finished Derrick Rose's season. The Chicago Bulls insist it hasn't dashed their NBA title hopes.
With their superstar point guard out for the rest of the season because of a left knee injury, the Bulls will try to take a 2-0 lead over the Philadelphia 76ers when their first-round playoff series resumes Tuesday night.
Rose was injured with just over a minute left in Game 1 and he is now recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Coach Tom Thibodeau says he's seen his team ''respond to every challenge all year long.'' And this is a big one, a playoff run without one of the league's best players.
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