NEW YORK --- Derrick Rose played 38 minutes, 37 seconds in Sunday's loss to the Knicks in Madison Square Garden after missing 12 straight games with a groin injury but said he didn't think about the injury during the game, felt fine afterwards and didn't anticipate soreness Monday.
Rose had 29 points, eight turnovers, four assists and six rebounds. He had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation and again in overtime but missed both times.
"I felt good," Rose said. "My wind was OK. It just felt good to be out there."
Thibodeau said he had trainer Fred Tedeschi check to see how Rose was feeling throughout the game.
"It was about what we expected," Thibodeau said of Rose's performance. "Some good, some bad. Handling the ball was a problem."