It’s Throwback Thursday time and with some of you already preparing to break away from the family festivities tomorrow to watch the Bulls game, I thought we could take a quick look back at one of the Bulls’ most exciting Christmas victories. More specifically, I thought it might be nice to look back at a time when Derrick Rose came through in the clutch.
It’s no secret that Derrick Rose hasn’t been performing at an MVP level this season, but in this season opener on Christmas Day in 2011 (remember the season started late due to the lockout), Rose showed why he won that Most Valuable Player award the previous year. In 35 minutes on the floor, Rose poured in 22 points on an extremely efficient 9-of-13 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. It was his last two that would seal the deal in this Christmas contest with the Lakers, hitting an amazing floater over his future teammate’s outstretched arm for the go-ahead bucket.
If this situation arises tomorrow against the Oklahoma City Thunder, would you trust Derrick Rose with the game-winning shot?