Derrick Rose (back) out vs. Nets

February, 18, 2012
2/18/12
2:33
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will miss Saturday afternoon's game against the New Jersey Nets because of back spasms.

This will be the fifth consecutive game Rose has missed. C.J. Watson will start in his place. The Bulls are 7-2 this season while playing without Rose.

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jimmy Butler
PTS AST STL MIN
21.6 3.2 1.6 39.2
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 10.5
AssistsD. Rose 5.0
StealsJ. Butler 1.6
BlocksP. Gasol 2.3