Rose beat up but not beat down

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Nobody, including Joakim Noah's grandfather from cable-ready Cameroon, questions Derrick Rose's will to win. We've seen it enough times, and if we haven't, we've seen enough replays to remind us that as a closer, he's right there with Mariano Rivera.

But as Rose hobbled out of the gym in his shower shoes Monday -- albeit with little visible swelling in his sprained left ankle after sitting out of practice -- you had to wonder what kind of a team the Bulls will be Tuesday night in Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers, or in any game that Rose is not 100 percent.

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