Will he be back or won’t he?
Chicago’s Derrick Rose said he’d “probably” return this week and it just so happens that on Thursday the Bulls play the Heat on TBS. Lucky us!
“If anything, I’m just trying to get my mental (approach) together so when I come back it won’t be like my previous times,” the former MVP said about his third comeback from knee surgery. “I think I was away from the game too long (during) previous injuries, and with me missing five, six, seven weeks now, I think that my return is about to be (smoother).”
Miami still has a chance at landing a playoff spot despite being nine gems under .500 as of this writing, but the Rose-less Bulls are coming off a big win over the Cavs, 99-94, in Cleveland and seem to be finding a stride.
“I think we’re a confident group,” Joakim Noah said after the win. “And it would be great to play them in the playoffs. It would be very, very exciting, something that I really hope happens.”
Tuesday, April 7
All times eastern
San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8pm (TNT)
Will OKC hold on to it’s playoff spot vs. the Spurs? The Magic 8 Ball says: MY REPLY IS NO
Los Angeles Lakers at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30pm (TNT)
Will CP3 dribble between Carlos Boozer’s legs again? The Magic 8 Ball says: SIGNS POINT TO YES
Wednesday, April 8
Boston at Detroit, 7pm (ESPN)
Despite having a losing record, are the Celtics poised for the playoffs? The Magic 8 Ball says: IT IS DECIDEDLY SO
Phoenix at Dallas, 9:30pm (ESPN)
Will Dirk Nowitzki have caught his breath after Shaun Livingston’s dirty deed? The Magic 8 Ball says: YOU MAY RELY ON IT
Thursday, April 9
Chicago at Miami, 8pm (TNT)
Will Rose be back for this game? The Magic 8 Ball says: DON’T COUNT ON IT
Portland at Golden State, 10:30pm (TNT)
Does anyone really have a chance of ending the Warriors magic season? The Magic 8 Ball says: IT IS CERTAIN