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Bulls Sun Jan 24 2010

Bulls Win, Rose Drops 32, Donates $32,000 to Haiti Relief

After dropping the first two games of their seven-game, Left Coast, road trip to the likes of the lowly Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago took downthe mighty Phoenix Suns on Friday and the intimidating Houston Rockets on Saturday. The hero of Friday's game? The increasingly awesome and "deadly-like-a-ninja," Derrick Rose. Rose who, along with Pau Gasol and numerous other NBAers, pledged $1,000 per point to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Rose's contribution to the victory? 32 points, five dimes, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. His contribution to Haiti? $32,000, granted, that's an average Americans income for the year, still, that's a tremendous donation to a most-worthy cause. Kudos to you, DRose and all the other NBAers who are doing their part*.

Saturday's hero against Houston was the forgotten man, Brad Miller; who dropped an unexpected 25 points in a "turn-back-the-clock" performance while replacing the ailing Joakim Noah who was out with a case of plantar fasciitis afflicting his left foot. Noah is officially day-to-day and will likely be brought back slowly as plantar fasciitis can be a tricky sort of ailment, particularly when you consider the physics of one of two supporting pillars (feet, people) being dinged up on a near seven-footer like Noah. Heartening news for the Bulls is the fact that Chicago has now won two road games in a row and are still sittin' pretty for the playoffs. A clash with the menacing San Antonio Spurs on Monday night awaits.

*NON-SPORTS ASIDE: Please, in at least one case, try to emulate the stars of the NBA. Donate to Haiti. Here are three great organizations where your money can make the most difference.

Red Cross
Doctors Without Borders
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

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