Of all the great individual performances this past weekend, you could build a legit case for Derrick Rose having the best (and most memorable) one. According to Kendrick Perkins, however, you should savor what took place, because it’s the last time the Bulls’ point guard will do anything of the sort this season.
Perkins says that his team will not be humiliated on their home floor again, and certainly not by a rookie.
From the Daily Herald:
While the Bulls were thinking positive during a Sunday practice in downtown Boston, a few miles away in suburban Waltham, Celtics center Kendrick Perkins offered some interesting smack talk about the Bulls and rookie sensation Derrick Rose.
“Everybody has their night,” Perkins said, according to the Associated Press. “I know it won’t happen again. He’ll never have another game like that against us.” Perkins was referring to Rose’s 36 points and 11 assists in a 105-103 overtime victory on Saturday.
I don’t know about stopping him, but we can probably count on one thing in the next game: The C’s big men will be a lot more aggressive with Derrick when he gets into the lane, after blowing by Rajon Rondo and whoever else has the misfortune of trying to slow him down on the perimeter.
Game 2 jumps off tonight in Beantown.