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Bulls Thu Jan 28 2010

Two Point Diversion: Bulls' Derrick Rose Is Named An All-Star

Derrick Rose is Taking a Basketball As His Valentine
Cue up Smashmouth's "Hey Now You're An All-Star," Derrick Rose; 'Cuz, hey, now you're an all-star, D.Rose. Rose along with Rajon Rondo (Boston), Joe Johnson (Atlanta) were among those selected by the NBA's coaches to be the reserves for next month's All-Star Game in Dallas. This is Rose's first selection to the All-Star Game as a starter or reserve. The second-year point guard (and Chicago native son) is currently leading Eastern Conference points in scoring and is third in FG%. Rose, who was already headed to Dallas for the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge and Skills Challenge, suddenly has a very busy schedule the weekend of February 14th. Hope his Valentine is understanding...

Most promising about this news? The naming of Rose's Boston Celtic counterpart, Rajon Rondo to the reserve list as well. Rondo and Rose memorably dueled against each other in last spring's insta-classic Round One Playoff series, with Rondo and the Celtics ultimately coming out on top after seven games. The two guards have truly begun to flourish with Rondo leading the NBA in steals and leading the East in FG% and assists. To watch these two evolve and continue to battle one another is a boon for the NBA fanatic and casual sports viewer alike. Congrats to Derrick.

Bulls Have Won FOUR!!! Road Games In A Row
After defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, the Bulls have won (hold onto your hats, folks) four road games in a row. To put that feat in perspective, prior to their recent road success Chicago had won four road games all season. So four road wins in a row? Against Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio and Oklahoma City? Nobody could've seen this coming. More this "winning" team over the weekend.

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