Derrick Rose (groin) out vs. 76ers

Updated: March 17, 2012, 7:25 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago Bulls will be without Derrick Rose for the third consecutive game on Saturday. The NBA's reigning MVP will be sidelined against Philadelphia due to a groin injury.

Saturday's contest will mark the 13th game Rose has missed this season. Chicago is 8-4 without its star player on the season and 1-1 in Rose's absence during his most recent injury. C.J. Watson is expected to start in Rose's place.

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was unsure of Rose's status for Monday's game ...

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