Derrick Rose looked good in his return to the Bulls lineup, after missing a few games due to hamstring and knee soreness. Scoring 16 points and dished out six assists to help Chicago beat the central division rival Bucks.
“I felt good,” Rose said. “I felt good … I was able to work out the last couple, three days. They cut my time on the court, so I wasn’t able to go through my whole routine, but that just never got out, so I wasn’t ever worried about it. It was just coming in and getting my feet wet again and trying not to mess up the run.”
“There’s a lot of pressure just coming in and the team is like 4-0 without you, so coming in as a point guard, you’re just trying to feel the game,” Rose said. “Jimmy [Butler] had it hot. I was going to him in the beginning. He got us the lead. We got a great start in the beginning. He’s ballin’ right now, so keep going to him until he doesn’t want the ball anymore.”
Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg liked what he saw out of the former MVP guard.
“I thought Derrick was good,” Hoiberg said. “A little rusty out of the gate, but once he started attacking the basket, I really liked the way he was out there playing … at times, he can be a one-man fast break, and the big thing is he needs to continue to attack and get himself to get to the basket.”