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Rose impresses with 17 first-quarter points

3/12/2011

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose exploded for 17 points in the first quarter against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night, going 5-for-6 from behind the three point arc.

Rose's performance comes on the night the Bulls are honoring the 20th anniversary of their first NBA championship. Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and many of their former teammates are sitting in Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf's suite taking in Rose's performance.

Rose, who had 18 points during the third quarter on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks, has now scored 41 points in his last three quarters of play.