"It was tough all night trying to get to the hole, but I don't care how hard they foul me, I'm going to continue to go," Rose told Comcast SportsNet Chicago after the game. "That's how I got into this league. My teammates have confidence in me to take the last shot, and like I always say, I'm fortunate to have my teammates."
Rose scored 23 points, including two on a drive late.
"It's just going to get worse," Rose said. "That's why I lift weights and take care of my body and I'm blessed to be where I am right now.
"[The win] was very critical. We knew they would be tough coming in. They're a hard team to play against and did a good job. It was a tough game, but we fought all the way through it and we're trying to get better every game.