Injuries not hurting Bulls' bottom line

CHICAGO -- Hopefully the Chicago Bulls will not have to find out how they would fare without both Derrick Rose and Luol Deng. But they are proving that lacking one at a time, they’re still more than capable.

Monday night, with Rose back in the lineup for the first time in the last five games but Deng out indefinitely with an unspecified wrist injury and Taj Gibson out with an ankle sprain , the Bulls continued to show -- at least the lower echelon of the NBA -- that less than full-strength is strong enough.

That’s encouraging news for a team that may be looking at its biggest challenge yet as Deng seeks a second opinion on the left wrist he injured Saturday.

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