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Rose adds his name to another list with MJ

Derrick Rose

RoseDerrick Rose scored a career-high 44 points (regular season or postseason) to help the Chicago Bulls take a 2-1 series lead over the Atlanta Hawks. He's one of four players in Bulls history with a 40-point playoff game, joining Michael Jordan, Ben Gordon and Flynn Robinson.

Rose was the only Bulls starter in double figures, but Taj Gibson and Kyle Korver each reached double digits off the bench. Chicago's reserves outscored Atlanta's 34-14.

Korver continues to be hot from behind the arc. After making 3-for-4 from three-point range Friday, Korver is 17-for-30 from behind the three-point line this postseason. Of players with a minimum of 30 attempts, Korver's 56.7 three-point FG percentage would be the fifth-highest by a player in a single postseason in NBA history.

Derrick Rose by Defender
Friday vs Hawks

Rose struggled in Game 1 when guarded by Jeff Teague, but had no such problem Friday night. Rose scored 17 points in the first quarter, tying a career high, 11 of them while guarded by Teague.

In the Bulls’ Game 1 loss, Rose was 5-for-13 when Teague was defending him.

One of the more impressive aspects of Rose's performance was that he was scoring from everywhere. He scored 12 points in the paint, 12 from three-point range, and 12 from mid-range, adding eight points at the free throw line.

Even more good news for Bulls fans: when an NBA best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1, the Game 3 winner goes on to win the series 76.4 percent of the time (136-42).