Derrick Rose said the Bulls are going to learn a lesson from Game 1 of their series against the Indiana Pacers, and he knows his Chicago Bulls are fortunate they’re not learning from a loss.
Rose scored 39 points in a 104-99 victory on Saturday, which was in doubt until late in the fourth quarter.
“We came out sluggish, they got the lead and we couldn’t get it back till the end of the game,” Rose said. “But we’re going to learn from this, watch film, come together and try to control the next game.”
The Pacers led the entire first half. It wasn’t until Kyle Korver's 3-pointer, off a nice assist by Rose, gave the Bulls a 102-99 lead with 48 seconds left that Bulls fans started to breathe easier.
“Kyle was open, and he’s a knockdown shooter,” Rose said.