Derrick Rose’s miraculous buzzer-beater gave the Bulls a 2-1 series lead over the Cavs.
LeBron James was on a mission Wednesday night, and Chicago’s interior defense lacked.
Rose suffered a stinger in his right shoulder late in Game 1 but is good to go.
Chicago sent a message in a Game 1 win at Cleveland.
Time and again, Chicago got good looks out of the pick-and-roll.
Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cavs.
“At times, we just think we’re a little bit too good,” Taj Gibson says.
Chicago struggled in Game 4 against Milwaukee’s aggressive defense.
Rose’s defensive lapse in the waning seconds led to a game-winning layup for the Bucks.
After putting in the work for another knee injury, Rose is returning to form in the playoffs.
Chicago’s backcourt dominance has continued.
It got more physical as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 series lead with a 91-82 win.
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.