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Chicago Bulls and Rose Brought Zen to the Boston Celtics

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Chicago Bulls pulled off a chilling upset over the 2008 NBA Defending Champions Boston Celtics largely in part to rookie sensation Derrick Rose.  The Celtics did not intimidate Rose one bit, as he plowed his way to a record breaking 36 points, four rebounds, and 11 assists, in his 50 minutes playoff debut. 

The Kevin Garnett-less Celtics did their best to pick u the slack, but Rose and Noah played excellent defense and at times presented match-up problems for the down and out Celtics.  It was obvious that Boston was missing the leadership, scoring and game intensity of Garnett. 

With KG missing from the lineup, the Bulls were able to dedicate all the attention and strategy "boxing in" Paul ...

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