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Bulls coach says Rose unlikely to play in postseason

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Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, who has not played all season while recovering from knee surgery, did not play Game 1 of their first round playoff against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday.

Further, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that Rose likely will not play at all in the postseason.

Rose tore the ACL in his left knee in the first game of last year's playoffs.

"He's most likely out but you never know," Thibodeau said. "The playoffs are stretched out, too, so you have to factor that in. So who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open."

Thibodeau said he would play Rose if the guard said he was ready to play.

--- New York Knicks starting point guard Pablo Prigioni was out of the lineup for Saturday playoff opener against the visiting Boston Celtics with an ankle sprain.

Raymond Felton started in Prigioni's place.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he Prigioni has a good chance of playing Game 2 on Tuesday.

Prigioni is averaging 3.5 points and 3.0 assists in 16.2 minutes this season.

--- An NBA owner told CBS Sports Friday night that the dueling offers to buy the Sacramento Kings could go either way as the league prepares to vote on which one to approve.

The 12-owner committee will meet late next week to vote on a recommendation. Then, the Board of Governors (one ownership representative from each of the 30 teams) will have at least seven business days to review the recommendation and vote on it.

Commissioner David Stern told reporters that the biggest concern is which city has the best chance of getting a new arena built.

The league would like to solve the ownership issue before the May 21 lottery draft so it is clear which city the team represents. A vote could come as soon as May 6.

--- Despite winning just 64 games over three seasons, fired Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said he did not feel that he got a "fair shake."

Scott was let go on Thursday after the Cavaliers finished the season at 24-58.

"I'm disappointed, more than anything," he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Friday. "I don't think I got a fair shake."

Cleveland went 64-166 under Scott.
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