Derrick Rose AKA the ‘Air Conditioner’ and the Chicago Bulls Beat the Heat

January 15th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
When Carlos Boozer first returned, the Bulls lost back to back games against the Magic and Celtics in his first two games. Their record fell to 9-8 and there were questions as to whether the Bulls could beat the "elite" teams in the NBA. Since then, they've won four straight against teams that could be described as such—teams which have won two thirds of their games. The other three teams they've beaten on their elite streak are Oklahoma City, the Lakers, and the Celtics. The fourth came tonight against the heralded Heat. 

Derrick Rose can add another nickname to his MVP resume, the "Air Conditioner."  After all, when Derrick rose, the Heat fell. Since the Bulls saw "Air Jordan" retire, they haven't had a real MVP candidate, so why not? His performance tonight certainly shows that he can beat the Heat. His 34 points, eight dimes, and four boards to go with three blocks certainly earned him the title, particularly as he out dueled Heat mega-star Dwyane Wade in the second half of the final frame.

When asked about his duel with Wade, he responded in the humble style that Bulls fans know, "It was fun." It was an intriguing matchup as the two ...

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