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Game Day Thread: Raptors vs Bulls - Rose-less Bulls Battle DeRozan-less Raptors

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March 24, 2012

Sportsnet One - 8:00 PM EST

So the tank got stuck in some mud last night as the Raptors laid the beat down on the New York Knicks. Can they get back on track tonight?

At first glance you'd say perhaps not as it appears that once again the Bulls will be without Derrick Rose. However we know all too well how good Chicago can still be minus their MVP, having seen them beat TO minus Rose just a few days ago.

Add in the fact that Chicago is 11 and 4 without Rose and there's certainly no guarantee that Toronto gets its second straight win.

AND...just to make this tank-up a little more interesting, the Raptors will not have the services of DeMar DeRozan, who's coming off a 30 point performance last night. DeRozan tweaked his ankle in the fourth quarter last night and will sit this one out, as will Jerryd Bayless.

Gary Forbes therefore gets the start, and we'll get a chance to see if some of the team's other peripheral players can pull off an upset.

But let's hope not.

GO BULLS!