Relentless Rose getting drive back

January, 3, 2012
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Greenberg By Jon Greenberg
ESPNChicago.com
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CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose had Jeff Teague all sized up. We all know the aw-shucks attitude is for off the court. He's a predator between the lines.

So with the game there for the taking, Rose went to work. It was a sight to see.

Two between-the-leg crossovers, a hesitation dribble to freeze the point guard, and then an explosion to the hole. After he picked up the dribble, Rose carried the basketball -- though it wasn't a carry -- coasting toward the rim where Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith lay in wait.

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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
20.5 3.3 1.8 39.4
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 11.6
AssistsD. Rose 5.0
StealsJ. Butler 1.8
BlocksP. Gasol 2.1