NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Chicago's Derrick Rose has been listed as a starter Wednesday night against the New Orleans, two days after leaving the Bulls' previous game because of back spasms.
Rose played about 10 minutes Monday night in New Jersey, and coach Tom Thibodeau declined to say for certain before tipoff whether the NBA MVP would play in New Orleans.
Rose is averaging nearly 23 points and eight assists for Chicago, which has entered its game against the Hornets on a three-game winning streak and with the most victories (21) in the NBA.
Meanwhile, point guard Jarrett Jack is starting for the Hornets after missing three straight games with a sore left knee. He, too, was a game-time decision by Hornets coach Monty Williams. Jack has averaged nearly 16 points and seven assists.