Defiant Bulls take their cues from Rose

January, 31, 2012
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Wilbon By Michael Wilbon
ESPNChicago.com
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WASHINGTON -- More than 24 hours later the topic of fascination was still Sunday afternoon in Miami. The missed free throws, nearly stealing a win without Luol Deng and C.J. Watson, the contentiousness of the growing rivalry, the disappointment, the equality of the two best teams in the Eastern Conference, maybe the entire NBA. The Chicago Bulls had just bounced back to beat the Washington Wizards on Monday night, but even that had to be viewed in the larger context of Bulls and Heat, Heat and Bulls.

So I asked Derrick Rose what he took away from all that happened Sunday in Miami, and without hesitation he said, "That we're damn good."

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Michael Wilbon is a featured columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com. He is the longtime co-host of "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN and appears on the "NBA Sunday Countdown" pregame show on ABC, in addition to ESPN. You can follow him on Twitter: @RealMikeWilbon

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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