Derrick Rose got to the paint at will in Game 1. Will that change in Game 2?
Rose scored 23 points and had seven assists as the Bulls topped the Bucks in Game 1.
Derrick Rose had 23 points and seven assists in his first postseason game in three years, Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls opened the playoffs with a 103-91 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
Hinrich’s status for Game 2 is uncertain as well as he deals with a hyperextended left knee.
Chicago has what it wanted — a (fairly) healthy Derrick Rose entering the playoffs.
Chicago hosts Milwaukee on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Game 1.
Rose is grateful for the chance to participate in the postseason again.
The Bulls sold the most team merchandise in the 2014-’15 season.
In extended minutes, Derrick Rose had 22 points, eight assists and zero turnovers.
The Bulls are increasing Rose’s minutes after he reported feeling “great.”
Rose has missed the past 20 games with a right knee injury.
This represents an upgrade in Rose’s status after he’s missed the past 20 games.
Chicago has five regular-season games left.
Chicago plays Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday this week.
Chicago took sole control of third in the East with an 88-82 win.
Hinrich has a hyperextended left knee.
It will be no small task to reintegrate Rose back into Chicago’s offense.
Friday marks five weeks since right knee surgery for Rose. The playoffs begin April 18.
“Sacrifices are going to be made,” Gibson says.
This is a crucial step in Rose returning this season.