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Derrick Rose sits out vs. Suns

Updated: January 18, 2012, 10:34 AM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose sat out Tuesday night's 118-97 win against the Phoenix Suns.

"It was a collective decision," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game. "We gathered the information, looked at where we were in the schedule and we decided it was in the best interest of everyone to have him sit this one out."

C.J. Watson started at point guard and Rip Hamilton was in the lineup as the No. 2 guard.

Rose, the reigning MVP, also missed Monday's ...

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