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Derrick Rose: A Thorn In The Celtics’ Side

Published by on April 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I'm writing this just a few hours before Game 2 of the Celtics-Bulls series. I only mention that for series perspective. Fans and media (and even some players) tend to over-react to any one game of a series.

I'm not, and my perspective and predictions about this series and the Bulls' Derrick Rose is not a function of either game 1 or what may or may not occur in Game 2...or Game 3...or...Game "whatever".

Every rose has a thorn, but this Rose IS and WILL CONTINUE TO BE a thorn...to the Celtics and future opponents in his career. I'm not basing this just on his 36 points (tying the great Abdul-Jabbar's playoff record for a rookie) or his 11 assists.

I think that production-wise, that was a freak game&mdash...

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