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Derrick Rose will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday against the Raptors with a strained groin, K.C. Johnson is reporting, despite Tom Thibodeau saying he will be a "gametime decision".

"Injuries are part of the game," Thibs said. "If someone is injured, regardless of where we are, who we're playing against, we don't want him to play. If somebody is hurting and they can play, that's a different story. We want Derrick to be completely healthy. And when he is, he will play.

On the concept of over-resting players, though, he added: "Somehow this notion that you can miss the entire season and come back in the playoffs and play well, I haven't seen that. So I don't know what people are talking about. You have to build the right habits so you can perform well when it matters most."

The Bulls have won three of four in this stint without Rose, 10-4 this season without the reigning MVP on the floor. [And thanks to John Schuhmann (via Tim S.), we know that the Bulls are a league-best 8-1 when they're on no rest and their opponent has a day or more rest -yfbb]

The Raptors suck, so no problem. The real toughy will be the Bulls' next game on Saturday against.... never mind, that's against the Raptors again.

Still no clue when Richard Hamilton is returning or when I'll care again.