Tag Archives | Derrick Rose

Looking ahead: The starters

The season is over. And it’s a bummer. To be honest, I still feel kind of numb. This season was a thrill ride that had a sudden, jarring stop at the end. Like a roller coaster that slams into a brick wall. The Bulls lost to the Miami Heat and failed to make the NBA Finals. […]

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Round 2 Game 4: Hawks 100, Bulls 88

Let’s get this out of the way first. With 2:27 left in the fourth quarter and the Bulls trailing 90-84, Derrick Rose made a nice ball fake, got Jamal Crawford into the air, and then drew obvious contact on a three-point attempt. Official Bennett Salvatore blew the whistle… …then said it was inadvertent and ruled a jump ball. Josh Smith won […]

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Derrick Rose is the MVP

Derrick Rose is the NBA MVP. The youngest ever. And the vote wasn’t even close. Rose received 113 first place votes (out of a possible 123) and a total of 1,182 point from a panel of media voters. Orlando’s Dwight Howard (643 points) finished second, Miami’s LeBron James (522) was third, the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (428) finished fourth […]

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Derrick Rose’s Ankle: Apparently okay…

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: “Derrick Rose participated in the entire Chicago Bulls’ practice Tuesday and coach Tom Thibodeau said Rose had no lingering effects from the left ankle he rolled in the waning seconds of Monday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks.” Said Thibs: “He came in and didn’t have any swelling. He […]

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Statement Made: Bulls 97, Celtics 81

There have been an awful lot of Derrick Rose-themed debates this season. Early on, there was the “Rose versus Rondo” debate. Many people chose Rondo because he was considered a much better defender, and because he’s more of a pure point guard, while Rose looks to score first and pass second. Or so the theory […]

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A couple interesting stats

Derrick Rose’s highlight block from the Raptors game generated some interesting discussion. By The Horns reader Antz noticed that Rose has more blocked shots on the season (48) than LeBron James (46). While I was double-checking that stat, I also noted that Rose has more offensive rebounds (78) than LeBron (77). I found these numbers […]

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A few thoughts on Chicago’s offense

The latest “Article of Outrage” about Derrick Rose’s presumed MVP award comes to us courtesy of Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald. Thank the Basketball Gods! We needed another scribe to save us from the creeping menace of Rose’s MVP candidacy. Le Batard’s piece doesn’t break any new ground. It’s basically a zero calorie […]

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Too big. Too fast. Too Strong. Too good.

The line: 30 points (game-high), 9-for-17 from the field, 12-for-12 from the line (game-high) and 17 assists (career-high). The crunch-time numbers: 10 points (3-for-3 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line) plus 3 assists in the final four minutes and nine seconds. On the second night of back-to-backs. On the road. Against a Bucks […]

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Complete and Utter Domination: Bulls 114, Hawks 81

You know what I took from this game against the Hawks? People better start listening to what Derrick Rose has to say. And beware. Rose is a both humble and quite, which borders on amazing when you stop and consider his current stature among the NBA greats. His “aw schucks” attitude and respectful demeanor aren’t acts. In a […]

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