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Rose needs a little help from his teammates

Derrick Rose saw one team playing harder, chasing down loose balls and scoring easy baskets, and that would have been fine with him if not for one small problem. His team wasn’t putting forth the superior effort. The Atlanta Hawks were. Now, the top-seeded Chicago Bulls are trying to pick themselves up after a 100-88 loss Sunday that left the Eastern Conference semifinals tied 2-2. “They just played harder, getting to loose balls, second effort, chasing balls down,” Rose said after a light practice and video session Monday. Game 5 is tonight at the United Center ( 5 p.m., TNT), and another effort like that could put the Bulls on the brink of elimination. – AP



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