Rose: ‘It gives me a lot of confidence’
“As a kid, those are the things you dream about,” a smiling (Derrick) Rose said after scoring 30 points and helping the Bulls escape the Bradley Center with a 106-104 win Wednesday. “It felt good.”
In a split second, Rose clinched his team’s eighth consecutive victory and elevated his game to another level. After struggling with the pressure that comes with knocking down big shots in the final seconds early in his career, the reigning MVP admitted he no longer thinks about the situation. He just embraces the moment.
“It gives me a lot of confidence, man,” he said of hitting the crucial jumper. “Where I remember a few years back I was missing them shots, man. I think it’s a thing where you just learn from it. Knowing what they give you. My last couple end-of-game shots have been floaters. It seemed like [Jennings] was just backing up a little bit, and I just pulled up.”