For the second time in two games, the Bulls have won in overtime thanks to a last second three pointer. On Thursday, it was CJ Watson draining the tying three against the Miami Heat while Derrick Rose sat on the bench. Sunday night, it was Rose hitting the game tying three.
(This would be the perfect time to make a Lebron James joke, but, I’ll control myself.)
With last night’s 100-94 victory, the Bulls have beaten the Pistons 15 times in a row. Although the Pistons aren’t very good, 15 in a row over any one team is fairly impressive.
Derrick Rose shook off a lot of his rust that was apparent in the Miami game on Thursday. He played 41 minutes in the 53 minute game, coming an assist short of a double-double and scoring 24 points.
But by the end of the game, it looked like Rose just went 12 rounds with Tyson. Hobbling off the court with a bloody nose, Derrick Rose had made his statement.
Late in the game, Charlie Villanueva, gave Derrick a hard foul right on his nose, splitting open the bridge. As we all know, Derrick Rose is usually a very quiet and humble character. Rarely do we ever see any sort of emotion out of him except for excitement after a big play, but last night we saw the angry side of Derrick Rose, getting in Villanueva’s face and getting real upset.
I thought Rose was just upset at the lack of Villanueva’s eyebrows, but I guess that wasn’t the case:
“I was mad,” Rose said. “I’m sick and tired of people trying to take cheap shots at me. You got to say something. He didn’t even aim for the ball. At least go for the ball. I felt like he didn’t and that’s the reason why I got mad a little bit.”
The rest of the Bulls starters played well, except Luol Deng, but especially Joakim Noah. He decided to do his best Dwight Howard impression last night and put up 20 points with 17 rebounds while Luol Deng scored 2 points with 8 rebounds, but still offered excellent defense. Korver scored 13 off the bench.
For the Pistons, it was Rodney Stuckey leading the way in scoring racking up 32 points, including some key three pointers near the end of the game. Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe both scored 13, as did Villanueva off the bench.
Up next for the Bulls are the Washington Wizards tonight, at home, at 7pm on Comcast SportsNet.