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Maybe it was Nazr Mohammed’s halftime speech, a stem winder after the Bulls trailed Miami 51-32 and shot three of 24 in the second quarter. “Nazr, he really chewed us out,” said Taj Gibson, who had all three second quarter scores. Maybe it was Derrick Rose in his second game back from knee surgery with a dozen points and drawing the defense with drives. “I think I attacked the basket a little bit more. I pushed myself to attack the rim,” said Rose. Bulls.com

KC Johnson: Rose: "I think I'm getting better. I was more calm, more patient. I missed a lot of shots I normally hit but that comes with just playing." Twitter @KCJHoop

KC Johnson: Rose said he'd like to play more: "If you think about playoffs, you want to increase my minutes just so that I can get used to playing them" Twitter @KCJHoop

April 9, 2015 Updates

After it was over, Rose acknowledged that he felt "good" being back on the floor with his teammates, but was disappointed they couldn't get a win against a non-playoff team in the Magic. "I'm just happy to be playing," Rose said. "It's not one thing. The shots I put up, I felt they were good shots, hard shots, and I'm more concerned with us losing more than anything.'' ESPN.com

Rose remains hopeful that he will be able to play Thursday night against the Miami Heat in the back end of a back-to-back. The Bulls only have four regular-season games remaining and have slid into the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The Toronto Raptors have the tiebreaker by virtue of their Atlantic Division championship. "I think that's the plan," Rose said of playing against the Heat. "I know that I'm feeling good. Tomorrow, see how it feels and try and give it a go.'' ESPN.com

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Rose started "full-contact" practices one week ago and once again, he did everything at practice, Thibodeau said. Rose hasn't had any setbacks, but Thibodeau wouldn't give a firm date on when or if he’d return this week. “It’s steady,” Thibodeau said. “Each week he’s gone through each phase of the rehab. He’s progressed well. He hasn’t had any setbacks. The next step is to play in the games. As soon as he’s comfortable to do that, we’ll get started with that.” ESPN.com

April 6, 2015 Updates

Derrick Rose's return date to the Chicago Bulls' lineup remains unclear with five games remaining. Rose has been taking contact in practice the past week. But coach Tom Thibodeau would not say Monday when he will return from his latest knee operation. He says Rose has not experienced any setbacks and that he just has "to feel comfortable enough to play." He says the star point guard's conditioning is improving. USA Today Sports

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