Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose Crush Atlanta Hawks as Rose Strengthens MVP Case

March 11th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
The last game the Chicago Bulls was to the Atlanta Hawks. When Derrick Rose loses to a team, particularly when he feels responsible, you can almost bank on him having a huge game the next time the teams play. True to form, Rose scored 34 points leading the Bulls to a 94-76win over the Hawks tonight. 

It was all the more important for Rose to have a big game as the Bulls second leading scorer, Carlos Boozer was out with an ankle injury. A big factor in Rose's MVP candidacy is the way he keeps carrying the team through injuries to key players.

Tonight was no exception. In addition to his 34 points Rose had six rebounds and five assists. Rose was also efficient in his scoring, netting his 34 points on 24 shots. 

Rose wasn't the only star of this game though. Luol Deng, who nearly missed the game with a deep thigh bruise, but decided shortly before game time too give it a go. It's a good thing for the Bulls he did. Deng scored 18 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished out seven assists. In addition he played exceptional defense 

In fact the defense in the second half was the other story in this game as the Bulls shut the ...

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