Bulls’ Derrick Rose will sit for third straight game vs. Raptors

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The Chicago Bulls will be without star point guard Derrick Rose when the team visits the Toronto Raptors in an Eastern Conference clash Sunday afternoon.

This will mark the third straight game that Rose has been out of the Bulls' lineup with a hamstring injury.

Chicago (19-12) has continued to have success in the 27-year-old’s absence, edging the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, and routing the New York Knicks on Friday to finish a three-game homestand with a perfect record.

Toronto (21-13) was in Chicago on Dec. 28 for the first of the Bulls' three games at home, falling 104-97.