Derrick Rose Leads Chicago Bulls To Fourth Straight Win To Open Circus Trip

November 16th, 2010 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
Historically the "Circus Trip" for the Chicago Bulls has been bad news ever since the retirement of Michael Jordan, having gone 10-61 in those games. They are hoping this year that changes, and they got off on the right foot by winning the first game in Houston, 95-91, their fourth consecutive win overall. 

Derrick Rose, their young and emerging superstar, once again led the way with 33 points and 7 assists. Rose answered a couple of questions as to whether he was ready to take the next step into being a bona fide superstar, specifically when he was going to add the outside shooting to his game, and secondly whether he had the ability to take over a game in the fourth quarter. 

On the first count, he matched a career high with four 3-point attempts, and the second question was answered when he scored 17 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, along with two assists and two steals in that quarter. Overall he passed out seven assists and had three steals in the game, along with three rebounds. 

Rose continued to have problems getting to the line, even in cases where he clearly deserved the call. However, after getting whistled for hi ...

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