Rose sends Bulls past Thunder
CHICAGO – The Bulls let the lead slip away. Derrick Rose wouldn't let the game get away, too.
Rose came up big down the stretch to score 29 points and Jimmy Butler added 26 to lead Chicago to a 104-98 victory over Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Rose sure looked like his old MVP self as he scored 10 points over the final 3½ minutes to lift the Bulls after they blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.
"For him to have a game like this, I know this is a huge confidence booster," coach Fred Hoiberg said.
Oklahoma City tied it with just over 5 minutes remaining in the game. But Rose's performance in the closing minutes helped offset Durant's 33 points.
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