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NBA Fans Are Finally Getting the Derrick Rose They Deserve in 2015 Postseason

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) celebrates with Joakim Noah, right, and Taj Gibson after scoring the game-winning 3-point basket during the second half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Chicago, Friday, May 8, 2015. The Bulls won 99-96. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) celebrates with Joakim Noah, right, and Taj Gibson after scoring the game-winning 3-point basket during the second half of Game 3 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Chicago, Friday, May 8, 2015. The Bulls won 99-96. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Sean Highkin, BLEACHER REPORT

CHICAGO (BleacherReport.com) — Derrick Rose didn’t celebrate after he made the biggest shot of his career. With three seconds left in regulation, he sprinted from the left corner all the way over to the right wing and heaved a last-second three over Tristan Thompson.

He didn’t call glass, but it didn’t matter: The ball bounced in as the final buzzer sounded and gave the Bulls a 99-96 win and a 2-1 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Then, he walked over to the bench, stone-faced, as his teammates mobbed him. Even after everything Rose has been through over the last three years, he didn’t let the moment overtake him. Because for him, it was something he knew was coming.

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