Grizzlies Scare But Bulls Win

With only 11 games left for the Bulls and a final push to hold onto the number one seed Friday nights game was infected with full contact and hard fouls.

The United Center was disappointed about not getting Big-Macs, but they got to watch their home team win 99-96 for the 14th time in a row in Chicago this season.

They did watch in awe as Derrick Rose drove to the hoop with seconds left getting past traffic, floating in the air, and through a foul to finish his left handed drive, to set up for his three point play to put the last nail into the Grizzlies.

“It feels good when one finally goes in,”  Derrick Rose said on his finishing move to pull ahead of Memphis by six points.

“Poise under pressure, I think that’s the biggest thing,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau about the way Rose can close a game out.

“To not get rattled and to have the confidence to take and make that shot, without fear of missing,” continued Thibodeau.

The Bulls had a rough time hitting their shots in the first half, but managed to get it all back in the 3rd and 4th quarters.

“I think they played harder than us in the first half,” said Chicago’s Kyle Korver.

Derrick Rose lead Chicago with 24 points and 7 assists, Loul Deng was right there behind him with 23 points.

With the tough win over Memphis the Bulls move two games above the Boston Celtics for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Chicago has 11 games remaining before their playoff run.  They face the Bucks in Milwaukee Saturday night at 7:30pm on WGN.