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Rose: It's going to get worse

4/21/2011

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.