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Derrick’s Top 10 Plays From the 2014-15 Season

Thursday, 05.21.15

As the NBA season comes to a close, relive Derrick’s top plays of the 2014-2015 season with this video. We think you might be able to guess which play comes in at #1.

Derrick hits buzzer-beater to give Bulls 2-1 series lead over Cavs

Saturday, 05.09.15

With 3 seconds left on the clock and the score tied at 96-96, the Bulls drew up a play for Derrick Rose to get a last-second look at the basket. While the play didn’t go as planned, Derrick got the inbounds and banked in a long three pointer to send the Chicago fans into a frenzy and give the Bulls a 2-1 lead in the conference semifinals.

“I was supposed to get the ball in the corner,” said Rose. “When I ran toward the corner I wasn’t open, so I just ran toward the ball. Mike (Dunleavy) threw me the ball; I drove right and released the ball. I felt like it was a good shot. It went glass and went in. I don’t mean to sound cocky, but those are the shots you want to take as a player in my position.

“And no,” Rose said with a smile, “I did not call glass.”

Derrick finished with 30 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists in 39 minutes of action. The Bulls don’t have long to celebrate as the series continues on Sunday in Chicago.

”It feels good to see one go in,” Rose added. “It’s just going to boost my confidence and hopefully make me play better.It’s always exciting and feels good to win a playoff game, period. This game is already over with. On to the next game. Can’t think about the past.”

Derrick returns from injury against the Magic

Wednesday, 04.08.15

Derrick Rose scored 9 points in 19 minutes in his return from his latest knee injury. Despite his efforts, the Bulls lost to the Magic 105-103 on a last second shot by Victor Oladipo. When asked about the game Rose said, “I’m just happy to be playing. It’s not one thing. The shots I put up, I felt they were good shots, hard shots, and I’m more concerned with us losing more than anything.” The good news for the Bulls and for Rose is that he said he didn’t feel any discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee, and showed flashes of his explosive athleticism, like in the highlight below. “I felt good,” Rose said. “I didn’t feel any discomfort at all, so that’s a good sign. Now I have to see how tomorrow is.” Derrick will continue to play limited minutes as the Bulls take on the Heat, in a game they must win to hold on to the 3 seed in the East.