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Well, that’s not exactly how Derrick Rose phrased it after Bulls practice Tuesday following the Bulls going ahead 2-0 in the first round playoff series with the Milwaukee Bucks. “It’s all about the team,” Rose told reporters of his favored philosophy. “I could care less about myself and how I’m performing. As long as we get the win, as long as everybody is playing well and we get the victory, that’s the only thing we care about. (We) started off kind of sluggish in the first half (ahead 39-38), but you’ve got to find ways to win in the playoffs. That’s the great thing about it. “I could have gone 0-for-35, 40,” added Rose. “As long as we get the win I could care less about the way I shot. We won. A lot of people picked up the slack with Jimmy (Butler) and Pau (Gasol) and everybody else making hustles plays.” NBA.com

And playing with Rose, who perhaps made the most important statement of all with 38 minutes and reporting no physical problems the day after. “I feel good,” said Rose. “I’m real confident in my body and how hard I worked to get back here, and I feel great today. As far as playing those type of minutes every game, we’ll have to see. I know that we have a dangerous team. It just takes us coming out and playing with that aggression right away and everybody following behind. But I don’t have to worry about anything. Just go out and play.’’ Soreness? Aches? “None,” said Rose. “Feeling great.’’ NBA.com

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"I was tired as hell. I just had to catch my breath," Rose said following his 23-point, seven-assist performance as the Bulls took Game 1 over Milwaukee 103-91. "All I heard was Joakim (Noah) telling me to take my time. Usually that's something I tell him when he's about to get up. Just a veteran move." In just his sixth game back following his second meniscus surgery, Rose lit up Carter-Williams with his signature drives and circus, reverse-style finishes. He split defenders, attacked the lane, and danced around the paint, soaking up every moment of his postseason return. "I only had three goals tonight, and that was to have fun, have no expectations and to compete." USA Today Sports

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Maybe it was Nazr Mohammed’s halftime speech, a stem winder after the Bulls trailed Miami 51-32 and shot three of 24 in the second quarter. “Nazr, he really chewed us out,” said Taj Gibson, who had all three second quarter scores. Maybe it was Derrick Rose in his second game back from knee surgery with a dozen points and drawing the defense with drives. “I think I attacked the basket a little bit more. I pushed myself to attack the rim,” said Rose. Bulls.com

KC Johnson: Rose: "I think I'm getting better. I was more calm, more patient. I missed a lot of shots I normally hit but that comes with just playing." Twitter @KCJHoop

KC Johnson: Rose said he'd like to play more: "If you think about playoffs, you want to increase my minutes just so that I can get used to playing them" Twitter @KCJHoop

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