Derrick Rose plays Wednesday

Updated: December 15, 2010, 10:41 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

TORONTO -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a sprained right wrist and a bruised right elbow, but he was in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors as the Bulls won 110-93.

Rose had six points and 11 assists.

Rose hurt his wrist and elbow at the end of Monday night's game against the Indiana Pacers at the United Center. X-rays on the wrist after the game were negative.

Joakim Noah also started Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors despite ongoing issues with his right hand.

"They're both going [to play Wednesday]," Thibodeau said of Rose and Noah. "They went through shootaround no problems so they're going."

Rose, who is averaging 24.7 points and 8.3 assists, scored 17 points and dished out 12 assists in Monday night's 92-73 win over the Pacers. It was the Bulls' sixth straight win.

"He has a lot of toughness, both mental and physical," Thibodeau said of Rose on Tuesday. "He doesn't like to take any plays off. He doesn't like to take any days off. He attacks the basket, he gets knocked down, he gets back up. He'll keep going. He doesn't shy away."

Nick Friedell covers the Bulls for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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