May 7, 2011, 8:29 AM EDT
What Derrick Rose did Friday night to the Atlanta Hawks is illegal in 14 states.
He showed why he was named MVP. He showed why the Hawks were always going to be in a lot of trouble in this series, because they had nobody who could stop Rose. (Well, that and the Hawks were going to struggle to score against the lock down Bulls defense.)
Rose put on a clinic Friday night and the Bulls took charge of the series. He he plays like this again Sunday and this series will be all but over.
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