Derrick Rose injury: Bulls star will play vs. Pacers

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Rose sat out Friday night's game against the Raptors, but is now back in the lineup.

Bulls superstar Derrick Rose will play Saturday night against the Pacers after sitting out Friday against the Toronto Raptors, the team announced.

Rose sat out against the Raptors with a minor hamstring injury. The Bulls won 96-80, but will need Rose against the undefeated Pacers.

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He has struggled early this season, scoring 15 points on 33.3-percent shooting. He's also averaging nearly as many turnovers (4.2) as assists (4.5). But the former league MVP is a superstar and is much needed if the Bulls hope to make a run in the playoffs.

In mid-October, Rose told reporters he no longer considered the Pacers a rival. The Pacers will surely remember that as they take the floor at the United Center.

The Pacers, at 9-0, remain the only undefeated team in the NBA.

Chicago (4-3) hopes to spoil Indiana's streak. But its only chance of doing that is with a healthy, rejuvenated Derrick Rose.

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