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Derrick Rose out vs. Celts

Updated: February 16, 2012, 8:43 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose did not play Thursday night against the Boston Celtics because of back spasms. It marked the fourth consecutive contest the reigning MVP has missed.

Rose had been considered a game-time decision earlier Thursday. He shot free throws but did not run during the team's morning shootaround.

For the Celtics, coach Doc Rivers said before the game that Kevin Garnett would play after missing Wednesday night's game.

"Kevin, ...

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