Rose: It's going to get worse

April, 21, 2011
4/21/11
8:42
PM CT
By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
The Indiana Pacers played their most physical game of a physical series, but it didn't stop Derrick Rose from leading the Bulls to an 88-84 victory and 3-0 series lead.

"It was tough all night trying to get to the hole, but I don't care how hard they foul me, I'm going to continue to go," Rose told Comcast SportsNet Chicago after the game. "That's how I got into this league. My teammates have confidence in me to take the last shot, and like I always say, I'm fortunate to have my teammates."

Rose scored 23 points, including two on a drive late.

"It's just going to get worse," Rose said. "That's why I lift weights and take care of my body and I'm blessed to be where I am right now.

"[The win] was very critical. We knew they would be tough coming in. They're a hard team to play against and did a good job. It was a tough game, but we fought all the way through it and we're trying to get better every game.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Derrick Rose
PTS AST STL MIN
15.9 4.3 0.5 31.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Noah 11.3
AssistsJ. Noah 5.4
StealsJ. Butler 1.9
BlocksJ. Noah 1.5