With each crowd-pleasing crossover and end-to-end layup, it’s becoming more apparent the ghost of Derrick Rose is slowly materializing.
With his performance against the Lakers on Sunday, the Bulls point guard accomplished something he had not done since 2012—scoring 24-plus points in three consecutive games.
Derrick Rose with 24 points in 3 straight games for the first time since March-April 2012.— Jeff Mangurten (@JeffGurt) February 22, 2016
This past week, Rose had 28 in a loss to the Cavaliers, 26 in a victory over the Raptors and 24 in the win over the Lakers.
You have to go back to two games in early March of 2012 and his first game in April of that year (Rose sat out four weeks in between with a foot injury) to find as good of a stretch for the former MVP.
In January of 2012, Rose had 24-plus points in four consecutive games during the same week, scoring 24, 34, 34 and 35 over six days.
During his MVP season in 2010-11, Rose had one four-game run of 24-plus points. In the playoffs that season, he scored 24-plus in six consecutive games.
In 2009-10, Rose ended the season with five 24-plus point games in a row.