Rose expects to play in Game 5
Derrick Rose expects to play Tuesday against the Pacers
He says his left ankle is improving after spraining it Sunday
The Bulls are one win away from eliminating the Pacers
Rose was wearing a brace on his ankle as he participated on a limited basis in the morning shootaround. He says the ankle "feels totally different," that it's not as stiff. He says he might not need a painkilling shot after all.
The Bulls lead the Pacers 3-1 and would love to close out the tough first-round series at the United Center. An MVP favorite, Rose was injured in the first quarter of Game 4 and finished with 15 points and 10 assists in an 89-84 loss.
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