Derrick Rose: Watch Him Take the Elevator To the Top Floor (and Keep on Going)

January 10th, 2011 by Kelly Scaletta Leave a reply »
The way Derrick Rose started the season it was implausible that he could actually get better. But since the turn of the year, even though the Bulls had their brief two game struggle, Derrick Rose continues to improve both offensively and defensively. 

In tonight's game against the Pistons, he took over in a stretch from the last three minutes of the third quarter and continued through the first three minutes of the fourth quarter. Over that stretch the Bulls outscored the Pistons 17-5 and turned a 5 point deficit into a 6 point lead.

The run was punctuated by one of the more spectacular plays of Rose's career when he in Bulls' announcer Stacey King's words, "took the elevator to the top floor" and slammed home a resounding dunk that brought the house down and the Bulls bench up. 

It's been the theme of the season for the Bulls young superstar and emerging MVP candidate. The game also featured Rose hitting nine free throw attempts in nine tries. It marks a decided uptick in his getting to the charity stripe since the start of the new year. In that frame he's averaged ten trips over the six games the Bulls have played. 

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