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Rose burns the Rockets

Some would think that this game between the Chicago Bulls and the Houston Rockets would of ended differently if the Rockets weren't without center Yao Ming and point guard Aaron Brooks due to injury.  They would say that the Bulls got lucky winning 95-92.  With that said you don't see the Bulls making any excuses since they had been without their all star forward Carlos Boozer due to injury.  Like they had done since the season began, the Bulls just figured it out.

Despite being in foul trouble throughout the game Derrick Rose went off for 33 points, 17 of them to ignite an 18-0 Bulls run in the fourth quarter.  The Rockets couldn't stop Rose who relentlessly drove to the basket and went 4 of 5 from the the three point line to keep the Bulls in it.  That fourth quarter was the key that helped turned the tide of this game.  The Rockets didn't go down easy forward Luis Scola went off for 27 points and former Bull Brad Miller chipped in with 21 points.  Those two did a good job in neutralizing Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson.  Regardless of the 12 points from Noah, both him and Taj had very quiet games.  Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver came off the bench and finally showed up to help give the Bulls a lift.  Brewer poured in 11 points and Kyle had 10 points and six rebounds.  Bulls forward Luol Deng added 16 points and 10 rebounds. 

The game wasn't perfect, there were lapses and turnovers on the Bulls part, but they stuck it out.   Derrick Rose is establishing himself among the NBA elite.  Since the season began he has been virtually unstoppable.  Last night Rose continued to show that he is a force to be reckoned with and his teammates are on board with that.  The Bulls are now 6-3 in the standings after securing the win on the first game of the infamous circus trip.  Next up for the Bulls this evening is a nation wide televised match up against Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.  We all know Tim Duncan is going to be a handful, but Chicago has to also contend with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.  This veteran squad is posting an 8-1 record, so the Bulls can't afford to be complacent if they want any chance of winning this game tonight.  I'm looking forward to the match up and a good game by both.  My message to Derrick: "keep tearing it up on the hardwood, they can't stop you".  nuff said...

btw:  Didn't they just announce that Tony Parker and Eva Longoria are getting a divorce...just a little nugget I threw out there......Lets go Bulls!!!!


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