Bulls are healthy for Game 2

Updated: May 4, 2011, 7:39 PM ET
By Nick Friedell | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose and Carlos Boozer participated fully in shootaround and are in the starting lineup for the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

Rose, who received the NBA's MVP award Tuesday, turned his left ankle just as the Hawks captured a 103-95 victory in Game 1 on Monday. X-rays were negative, and Rose said the ankle felt fine.

"Actually the medicine they gave me [Monday] on it was great," Rose said Tuesday. "I woke up this morning feeling great. Practice, worked out afterwards so I'm great."

Boozer has been dealing with turf toe, suffered during Game 5 of the Bulls' first-round series against the Indiana Pacers. He played in Game 1 against the Hawks, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds.

"Great. Everyone's fine today. Full practice," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday.

Nick Friedell covers the Bulls for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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