Derrick Rose is expected to play when the Heat visit the Bulls tonight at the United Center.
"To me, at this time of the year, you've got to be smart about all that stuff," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "He probably could've played last night. He wanted to play. We just thought the smart thing was to not have him play. Don't take any chances. He has made great progress with all this stuff. He's feeling good. It was a freaky thing that happen to him. He's fine now."
Rose participated in Wednesday's non-contact workout at the Berto Center.
The Bulls have a three-game lead on the Heat for the best record in the Eastern Conference heading into tonight's game. The Bulls could clinch the Central Division is the Pacers lose to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.