NOTES: Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was asked if there was a chance Rose could return for the playoffs. "No," he said. "He's doing a little bit more, he's coming along (and) doing some things in practice. But he's out for the year." ... Pacers coach Frank Vogel when asked if Hibbert was the NBA Defensive Player of the Year: "Hands down. He's the best rim-protector on the best defense in the league. I think that's who the award should go to. I'll be very disappointed if he doesn't get the award this year." Hibbert's main competition could be Noah, who received the endorsement of Rockets coach Kevin McHale a couple of weeks ago. ... Former Bull C.J. Watson missed the game with a right hamstring strain.
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