The Stat Line of the Night – 11/24/10 – Derrick Rose
The Bulls are in the midst of a long road trip and were coming off a loss to the Lakers when they arrived in Phoenix. The wear and tear seemed like it was beginning to show as the Suns jumped on the Bulls early and led 36-17 at the end of the first. But Derrick Rose is proving on a nightly basis that he is a Dwyane Wade-like killer, and he would not let the Bulls give up.
The Bulls inched back a bit in second, but still came into the 4th down 12 points. The Bulls were down by as many as 23 in this contest, but Rose was fierce. He tied the game at 101-101when he hit on two free throws with just 14 seconds left in the game. Rose was mega-clutch again in the first overtime, tying the score at 111 with 0.1 seconds left with a sweet reverse layup. Then Rose took over in the second overtime by scoring the Bulls’ first five points to give them a 3-point lead — a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Rose ended his night with 35 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and a blocked shot. The Bulls mounted one of the best comebacks in the NBA this season and Derrick Rose has The Stat Line of the Night for 11/24/10.