Hit or miss, for Rose loves challenge

Bulls rewarded, home fans satiated after missing composed star's clutch shooting

Updated: November 1, 2013, 12:45 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- When Derrick Rose hit his first game winner of the season in his homecoming return, he didn't arch an eyebrow.

He didn't pump his fist or pound his heart or give the ol' Michael Jordan "I don't believe it either" shrug. He has done those things before, after big shots. Derrick Rose is human, after all.

No, he calmly ran back up the court, implacable and focused, I thought as the moment unfolded Thursday night.

Bulls forward Taj Gibson saw something else.

"Just ...

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