Rose drives home his MVP candidacy

April, 8, 2011
4/08/11
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- The acclaim has rolled in from coast to coast, as writers, broadcasters, players, coaches, mascots, dancing geezers -- everyone associated with the National Basketball Association -- has concurred almost in unison: Derrick Rose is the Most Valuable Player.

The sweet-smiling, hard-driving kid from the South Side is the true people's champion, and while it took a little time for the outsiders to catch on, there's little time or reason for an argument.

"If this game doesn't put the stamp on the MVP vote, I don't know what else you can say," Joakim Noah said.

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Jon Greenberg

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Jon Greenberg is a columnist for ESPNChicago.com. He has lived and worked in Chicago since 2003, and is a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Chicago.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jimmy Butler
PTS AST STL MIN
21.6 3.4 1.5 40.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 11.5
AssistsD. Rose 5.0
StealsJ. Butler 1.5
BlocksP. Gasol 2.0