In the first half of Thursday night’s 97-87 loss to the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose looked like he had started to turn the corner. Not just in the literal sense — though he did that, too — but in terms of making meaningful progress in fighting through his early-season offensive woes. Rose shot 7-for-12 from the floor for 15 first-half points while matched up with Denver’s Ty Lawson, one of the league’s up-and-coming point guards. Now, in the second half, things fell apart for both Rose and the Bulls, as they scored 14 third-quarter points, then got blitzed by a 13-0 Denver run that pretty much ended the contest. Still, in Rose’s 33 minutes, he finished with 19 points on 9-for-20 shooting before Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau wisely sat him for the remainder of the evening midway through the final period.
Even in Bulls' loss, Rose takes another step in right direction
CSN Chicago | Nov 22