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The Boston Celtics have only gotten a split against the Bulls while Rose has been out, but they are on here for two reasons.
First, they got the trip to the Eastern Conference Finals, a trip which they would be unlikely to have won had they had to face off against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls.
After all, the last time they beat the Bulls with Rose in the lineup was Dec. 3, 2010, which was just Carlos Boozer's second game as a Bull.
Not only the Boston Celtics have prospered, but Rajon Rondo has in particular. Facing off against Rose in the Tom Thibodeau era, Rondo has been dominated by Rose. While Rose has averaged 25.8 points on .476 shooting, Rondo has answered with a mere 11.2 points on .454 shooting.
However, with Rose out, Rondo has torched the Bulls in Rose-like fashion, scoring 26 points per game in the two games against the Bulls this season.