Bulls' Rose out sick against Knicks

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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose missed Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks due to an illness.

It remains unclear if Rose will travel with the team for their road contest against Memphis on Friday. This is the ninth game of the season that the oft- injured Rose has sat out.

Chicago forward Taj Gibson also missed the game against New York with a right ankle injury, but the Bulls did welcome Joakim Noah back into the lineup after a four-game absence with a sprained right ankle.

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was ruled out due to a sore left knee.