Derrick Rose will start against Pacers

The Associated PressNovember 16, 2013
Derrick Rose will start against Pacers
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 11: C.J. Miles #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers knocks the ball away from Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls as Tristan Thompson #13 defends at the United Center on November 11, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Cavaliers 96-81. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose will start Saturday night against the undefeated Indiana Pacers.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau wouldn't commit to any minutes restrictions for Rose, but said that he passed all the tests in order to be cleared to play.

Rose, who is averaging 14.7 points per game this season, is nursing a right hamstring injury suffered Monday against Cleveland.

The 25-year-old did not play in Chicago's 96-80 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

Rose scored 17 points in a 97-80 loss at Indiana on Nov. 6. The Pacers are the NBA's only unbeaten team.