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Rose Excused From Practice, Boozer Limited

Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer

Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer (photo credit: Getty Images)

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DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose missed practice Sunday to tend to a family matter, while Carlos Boozer participated on a limited basis.

Rose’s absence was excused.

Boozer is recovering from turf toe on his right foot that surfaced during Game 5 of the Bulls’ opening-round playoff series against Indiana. He sat out practice Friday and Saturday after the team had two off days.

The Bulls meet Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with Game 1 on Monday at the United Center.

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