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Derrick Rose is back

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Derrick Rose's return


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•The first one is always the best, right? Rose's initial bucket arrived at the 8:47 mark of the first quarter. He went at Indiana's 7-foot-2 center Roy Hibbert and missed a shot in the lane but quickly grabbed the rebound on the other side of the hoop and followed it in.

•Early in the third quarter, Rose picked up a loose ball at midcourt and breezed downcourt for a routine two-hand dunk.

•Rose's first real Derrick being Derrick moment came in the second quarter. On consecutive possessions, Rose turned on the jets and blew past David West for lay-ins, getting fouled and finishing a 3-point play after the first basket.


•Nothing from outside the paint. Rose clanged a couple of floaters and three long jumpers. All of his points were at the rim or free throws.

•He showed some rust while producing 4 turnovers. One time, Rose caught a pass as he cut down the lane and ended up fumbling it out of bounds. One bad pass turned directly into a layup by Pacers rookie Solomon Hill.

•Late in the first quarter, Rose drove and was clearly hit on the wrist by David West. As Rose asked for a call, the referee signaled Bulls ball out of bounds. Still not getting the calls, apparently, though he did shoot 5 free throws.

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