The Chicago Bulls tip off against the Los Angeles Clippers at 3:35 PM EST today with a black cloud hanging over the entire organization. Derrick Rose has a meniscus tear and will be out indefinitely as far as I’ve heard; believe this is an injury he can get back to the playoffs for but with Rose’ history you also never know if this might be it. The knee with the tear is unfortunately different from the one he tore his ACL on.
The Clippers are obviously favored (-6.5), but might say that the line might be too high. The Bulls bench is very capable and they are one of the best coached regular season teams we have seen in recent memory. You can bet that Rose’s teammates will play hard in his absence so hesitate to take the Clippers on the over here.
Despite Rose likely being out of the lineup might suggest that the Clippers could win this one in a close battle that comes down to a couple shots with Chris Paul outmaneuvering the Bulls down the stretch. Blake Griffin, too, has looked impressive to me in the early season, and look for him to have a large statistical day as well as Paul.
Thanks for reading folks and here is the TV schedule for that one.
TV: CSN-Chicago, FS-Prime Ticket, DTV: 665, 693, 753, 754
Will definitely keep you posted on Rose’s status here at Rant Sports, so you know we got your back.