Derrick Rose is officially back. The Chicago Bulls point guard, who missed the entire 2012-2013 season while recovering from reconstructive knee surgery, hit the game-winning shot to give his team an 82-81 win over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.
Rose dribbled toward the baseline and hit an impressive floater over two defenders, leaving just 5.7 seconds on the clock. He was 7-for-23 from the floor and is a miserable 11-for-38 through two games, but at least he found the bottom of the net with the game on the line. While the game-winner was impressive, the best part had to be Spike Lee’s reaction.
Take it easy, Spike. There’s still 80 games left in the regular season. As far as Rose is concerned, this was a much better welcome back moment than the one Norris Cole gave him in the season opener.