Bulls rest Derrick Rose, Luol Deng

Updated: April 26, 2012, 8:37 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- With the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference locked up, the Chicago Bulls sat Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kyle Korver for the regular-season finale against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau called it "maintenance" for all three players, citing schedule concerns as well. The Bulls won at Indiana on Wednesday and open the playoffs Saturday at home, possibly in the early afternoon.

Thibodeau had intimated that he would field ...

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