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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose played one of his best games of the year on Friday night scoring 30 points, grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out eight assists, but the former MVP knows that the final score is the only thing that matters. He missed some shots down the stretch that he would like to have back. "It doesn't matter at all," Rose said of his numbers. "I like the way that Im playing, Im not going to stop. They were giving me everything, its just that some of them didnt go down tonight.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose discusses the Bulls' meltdown in the fourth quarter. The Bulls had an 18 point lead with 1:00 left in the third quarter. They gave up 42 points in the fourth quarter and lost 115-110. It hurt, but its on to the next. We couldnt stop them. When we got the lead we couldnt hold onto it, and they were able to come back. At the end we didnt communicate the way that we were supposed to.

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Butler carted off, Bulls fall to Nuggets (1:18)
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Bulls lose Jimmy Butler, fall to Nuggets

Denver outscored Chicago 42-21 in the final frame to rally from 18 down and knock off the Bulls -- who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to a knee sprain in the first half -- 115-110. Box score

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Cubs, Jake Arrieta agree to 1-year deal

The contract is one year for $10.7M, a source told The Associated Press. Arrieta won the NL Cy Young Award and had a 1.77 ERA with a 22-6 record last season.

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Bulls picking up slack without Butler

Chicago lost its All-Star for the night with a knee sprain but its lead grew in the third quarter as the Bulls outscored the Nuggets 32-18 in the frame. Follow live

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Butler out for game with knee sprain

Bulls G Jimmy Butler will miss the second half against the Nuggets with a knee sprain. Butler is Chicago's leading scorer this season and had 19 against Denver before exiting late in the second quarter. Follow live

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Butler carted off, Bulls lead at half

Jimmy Butler scored 19 points but was carted off late in the second quarter after his left leg got caught behind him as he was falling to the floor. Chicago leads Denver 57-55. Box score

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler being carted off the floor after a leg injury.

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Don't sleep on Carlos Rodon

The adjustment curve for a rookie pitcher is often lengthy, but Rodon seemed to be figuring it out in late 2015, as evidenced by his 1.81 ERA and 2.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his final eight starts. He has a filthy slider that could be instrumental in increasing his strikeout total. Top 5 fantasy sleepers

David Auguste ESPN.com Editor 

Nothing to see here, just a couple of Chicago Cubs fans in Giants' territory.

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The 2016 Big Ten recruiting all-name team

Michigan State has its Messiah, and Northwestern can unchain Jango, while Nebraska has Dicaprio to act its way out of any trouble.

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SVP's Bad Beats: Arizona State, Rutgers (2:22)