"I really can't explain it," Rose said Saturday. "I just took off wrong and my weight just pushed over my ankle and it ended up twisting."

Both x-rays and MRI were negative but still there was Drose walking around the Berto Center on Sunday in a walking boot. Official report is he has an ankle sprain. X-ray was done Saturday after the game while the MRI was on Sunday and reviewed as just a precaution. 

Anyone have any doubt that Rose will be in the starting lineup Tuesday when the the Bulls look to finish off the Pacers at the Madhouse?

Backup point guard CJ Watson sure is:

"I think he's probably, pretty sure, 100 percent going to play," Watson said. "He's probably just a little sore. I'm sure he's going to play on Tuesday, though."

Game 5 is Tuesday at 7 PM on TNT which we all know really means tipoff is around 7:15 or so. If in fact the ankle slows Rose a bit it might be time for Carlos Boozer to step up and have the type of game he is capable of.