Derrick Rose: 5 Best Games As A Member of the Chicago Bulls
Derrick Rose, the youngest MVP in the history of the game, is one of the most electrifying players of all-time. He is a 3-time NBA All-Star, member of 2011 All-NBA First Team, 2009 NBA Rookie of the Year.
A career plagued by injuries, Rose is known for his magnificent moments during his time in Chicago at the United Center, home to the Chicago Bulls. It was always sold-out during Rose's tenure and the stadium was one of the loudest anyone could ask for. During his seven seasons with the Bulls, he carried the team to the playoffs for five seasons. Though he was constantly questioned about his drive and commitment to the game by media and fans, he will forever be Chicago's favorite son.
Rose has been traded to the New York Knicks by Bulls in 2016. He spent a season in New York and then entered free agency in 2017 when he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He only played in 16 games for the Cavaliers before he was traded mid-season to the Utah Jazz. Rose was waived by the Jazz and he went on to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In the 2018 NBA Playoffs first round, Rose showed glimpses of his old aggressive self and averaged 14.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.
Here, we look at Derrick Rose's five best games during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls.
#5 22nd Jan, 2010 at Phoenix Suns
Stat line: 32 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals at 71.4% shooting
The Chicago Bulls visited the Suns for a regular season game during the 2009-10 season, entering this game with a losing record unlike Phoenix and were on a two-game losing streak. Derrick Rose came up alive in this game with 32 points and the Bulls registered an easy 115-104 win against Phoenix.
Derrick Rose was +7 on the game, shot the ball very efficiently and went 15-of-21 with a field-goal percentage of 71.4. Luol Deng also chipped in for the Bulls with 23 points. Rose had only one turnover after playing for over 44 minutes in the game.
This game will be remembered for Rose's facial dunk on Suns' Goran Dragic in the fourth quarter when the Bulls were leading by 6. This game marked the beginning of a 5-game winning streak for Bulls that eventually got ended by LA Clippers.