Considering neither team broke 100 points playing each other in the regular season, this Bulls/Bucks series has already been so much more than we’d dared hope. We’ve seen Giannis use his albatross arms to redefine stretching the floor. We’re watching Thibs do his best John Henry impression, fighting against modern ideas like “minute limits” and “resting players” using nothing more than force of will a hammer named Jimmy Butler. And even with all that, nothing compares to seeing Derrick Rose in the playoffs, doing things like this:
Watching Derrick Rose in this series is like opening a box marked ‘socks’ on Christmas morning and finding a Nintendo 64 inside. Watching Derrick Rose in this series is like seeing a massive line at airport security, but getting waved into the TSA pre-check lane for no clear reason. Watching Derrick Rose last night was like getting home from a terrible week of work on Friday to find your dog, missing for the past three weeks, waiting happily for you on the doorstep.