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Derrick Rose leaves game with hamstring tightness

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Hamstring issues once again forced Rose out of the lineup.

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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose left the game on Tuesday with hamstring tightness, according to Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago. Rose did not come out to warm up for the second half and was ruled out for the rest of the game not long later.

The hamstring tightness came in just Rose's second game back after missing four games due to a hamstring injury. Rose initially injured his left hamstring on Nov. 13 against the Toronto Raptors. The injury was called a minor strain, but he went on to miss four games. He returned on Monday against the Utah Jazz and played well in 25 minutes. Rose was back in the lineup on Tuesday, but struggled while playing 10 minutes in the first half. Rose finished with with two points and three assists on 1-of-4 shooting.

Rose has played in just seven games this season while missing eight due to various injuries. He missed time earlier this season with ankle issues before returning, only to suffer a hamstring injury. Rose has yet to play in more than two straight games.