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Bulls’ Derrick Rose expected to return to lineup Tuesday vs. Bucks

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 10: Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls, playing without a protective face mask, brings the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Clippers at the United Center on December 10, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Clippers 83-80. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Derrick Rose said he was getting his legs under him — he dropped 19 on the Thunder on Christmas, then 25 against the Mavericks, then 20 on Toronto, and he was shooting 48 percent in those games.

Then he sat out the next three games with hamstring tendonitis in his right leg.

Tuesday night against the Bucks, he should be back, reports Vincent Goodwill of

Coach Fred Hoiberg said that as long as Rose didn’t have any setbacks after shootaround or warming up for the game, he expected him to play.

The Bulls seem to be finding a bit of an offensive groove of late, scoring 111.6 points per 100 possessions in their last five games (fourth best in the NBA). But can they do that with both Rose and Jimmy Butler healthy and needing to share the ball remains to be seen.

That test looks like starts tonight.