Because We Like Derrick Rose…and (Halftime) Buzzer-Beaters

Holly MacKenzieNBA Lead BloggerMarch 9, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 05:  Joakim Noah #13 (L) and Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls enjoy watching teammates take on the Indiana Pacers at the United Center on March 5, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Pacers 92-72. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Second day in a row we have a Derrick Rose buzzer-beater video to post.

Don't get too excited, though. This one wasn't a game-winner (spoiler: The Bulls went on to lose this game), just a beauty of a make as the halftime buzzer expired. While the bucket cut an Orlando lead down to five, things didn't end up working out in Rose's favor one night after his heroics led to a victory in Milwaukee

What's your favorite part of this clip? I've got two: 1) Rose's stare after watching the shot swish through the net and 2) Joakim Noah's extremely powerful chest bump and the expression on his face. He literally moves Rose off of the ground and pushes him a foot back off of the force of that chest bump. On the floor, Noah is the opposite of chill. Man, the Noah/Rose pairing is a fun one.