Stat Line Of The Night — 1/30/12 — Derrick Rose
After missing two key free-throws down the stretch and the final shot with time winding down during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Heat, Derrick Rose was looking to bounce back in a big way during last night’s game against the Washington Wizards. To the surprise of few, he would do just that.
Not only did Rose record 35 points, eight assists, three blocks and two steals in 41 minutes of action, but he also made up for his previous struggles from the free-throw line, as he hit 14 of his 15 attempts from the charity stripe on the evening. Those stellar numbers would help the Chicago Bulls get back to their winning ways, as they escaped Washington with the 98-88 victory.
The win not only keeps the Bulls in first place in the Eastern Conference, but it should also help Rose restore whatever confidence he may have lost from the previous day’s performance, as he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, January 30, 2012.