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Video: Derrick Rose game winner over Lakers

Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:24 pm
Edited on: December 25, 2011 10:22 pm
 
By Matt Moore

For 40 minutes, the Lakers were the better team. Then everything fell apart for L.A. against the Bulls. They missed free throws, took bad shots, and turned the ball over constantly. With the Bulls having closed within one, the Lakers had the ball with under 20 seconds left. Maintain possession, force the foul, hit free throws, and get out with an ugly but impressive win over the East's best team last season. 

But as we've seen all through the month of December, things simply aren't diagrammed that way for the Lakers right now. Instead, this happened.


 

The Lakers have not won a game since defeating the Hornets in the first round of last year's playoffs. Kobe Bryant hit some big shots but also turned the ball over 8 times against the Bulls. On a day where the Lakers scrapped and did a fantastic job shutting down Rose and the Bulls' offense, they simply fell apart, and the finger has to point to Kobe Bryant. 

Meanwhile... Derrick Rose made the play when he need to, just like he did all of the regular season last year. It wasn't the best start for the Bulls, but it's a win, and that's good enough. Also, you can almost see Rose's eyes go wide when he realizes he has Derek Fisher one-on-one.
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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 6:32 am
 

Video: Derrick Rose game winner over Lakers

The move that Rose did in order to win the game against the Lakers reminds me of Magic when he made the "baby sky-hook" going across the lane when they beat the Celtics in the NBA Finals. The only difference was that Rose did his imfamous "tear-drop" shot that he's well known for throughout the NBA.


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