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In case you thought otherwise Boozer, Rose to play Wednesday

Chicago Bulls v Charlotte Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 12: Carlos Boozer #5 of the Chicago Bulls yells at a player as his teammate Derrick Rose #1 watches on against the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on January 12, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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This was never really in doubt, but we’ll make it official:

Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose will play in Game 2 Wednesday night in Chicago.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said everyone participated fully this morning at shootaround and good to go, according to the Associated Press. Boozer is battling turf toe and Rose is playing through a sprained ankle that he aggravated at the end of Game 2.

The Bulls are going to need more out of both to even this series at 1-1. The Bulls defense in Game 1 was the real issue — Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford were hot — and that is the end the Bulls have to tighten up.

But the Bulls margin for error was never that large because their offense was all Rose all the time. If he is slowed by his ankle — and the fact he didn’t draw one free throw in Game 1 says he is — the Bulls have to shut down the Hawks to have any chance.

But the Bulls will have their two big guns ready to go.