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CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls won 45 games without a single point from Derrick Rose.
The former MVP point guard has been sidelined all season while recovering from surgery on his left knee. Just about every other key player got banged up at some point, too.
Now, with the playoffs set to start, Bulls are about as healthy as they've been all season, and they insist they just might stick around for a while after finishing fifth in the Eastern Conference. They'll meet the fourth-seeded Nets in the first round, with Game 1 Saturday night at Brooklyn.
Joakim Noah says he's "really proud of this season" because of everything the Bulls overcame. He says the Bulls "never gave up."