#4 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Game 3) at Atlanta Hawks
Stat line: 44 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block and a steal on 59.3% shooting
The Bulls entered the Conference Semifinals after an easy series-win against the Indiana Pacers in the First Round in 5 games. The Hawks too did not waste much time and won against the Magic in the First Round quite comfortably in 6 games.
In the Conference Semifinals, though the Bulls had home court advantage but they lost it by losing the game 1 at home. Chicago managed to win Game 2 and visited Philips Arena to get back the home court advantage. In Game 3, Rose managed to produce one of the greatest performances of his career and dropped 44 points in a crucial win, 99-82.
Rose shot the ball consistently well in the game and went for 16-27 with a field-goal percentage of 59.3. He went to the free-throw line 9 times and made 8 of those free-throws. Rose was +17 on the game with only two turnovers. The Bulls went on to win the series in 6 games and made it to the Conference Finals which they lost to the newly assembled Big 3 of Miami Heat