- Michael Wallace, ESPN.com
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CHICAGO -- After a sluggish first half, replete with turnovers, late defensive rotations and miscues that left the Chicago Bulls tied at the intermission with the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Derrick Rose decided it was time to step up.
The league's MVP felt responsible for his team's sporadic play and needed to be held accountable.
"Just by nature, I'm quiet," Rose said. "But being in this position, being the point guard, being one of the leaders on this team, you have to talk a little more."
Behind Derrick Rose, the Bulls adjusted and walloped the Heat.