Fans chanted "MVP!" for Derrick Rose on Saturday night as he exploded and tied a career-high 39 points and staged a 21-point comeback against the winless Pistons. Chicago found themselves down 21 in the third quarter, mainly due to Ben Gordon's sweet stroke that led him to score all 21 of his team-high points before intermission. But that's when the Bulls turned it up a notch. They got out in transition. They capitalized off turnovers. And most importantly, they knocked down open shots.
Derrick Rose was 13-of-27 from the field with 7 assists and 6 rebounds, spurring the "MVP!" chants, that certainly won't be the last time the 22-year old hears those praises. Without Carlos Boozer in the lineup still, Joakim Noah continued to display his rebounding prowess, wiping the glass clean for 17 rebounds and collecting 15 points.
James Johnson, the team's first 2009 NBA Draft choice is a combo-forward that is trying to find his game with the plethora of Bulls forwards had a career best game. He working himself into meaningful minutes and nearly recorded a double-double in his season debut. He scored 8 points, grabbed 9 boards and also managed to collect 4 assists.