Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls were able to pull out a 86-73 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday evening. After a day of rest, Rose looks to rebound from a mediocre performance in Game 3 on the road.
Rose was unable to find consistency on offense, firing up 27 shots and only making ten. While it's very clear that the Bulls team is content with a "live or die by the Rose" mentality, the young point guard has to continue to share the basketball (Rose picked up ten assists in Game 2).
While Rose has been given heat for his poor shooting in this series, his teammates need to step up. Carlos Boozer was supposed to be the second scoring option for Chicago, but he only scored 22 points combined in the first two games against Atlanta. For the Bulls to win this series, Boozer has to step into the limelight.
It might just have been a bad few days for Rose, who has shot a total of 21-54 from the field in the semifinals. Chicago fans are hoping he can increase his efficiency and lead the top-seeded Bulls back to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since Michael Jordan led the team to its last championship in 1997-98.
The Bulls vs. Hawks tips off at 7:00 PM Eastern time, and can be seen on ESPN.