Rose will start Friday's Game 3 against the Hawks, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

Rose has been playing huge minutes off the bench, and coach Tom Thibodeau will finally pull the plug on Elfrid Payton starting. So far in the series, Rose has averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 38.5 minutes.

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