Seconds after the Cleveland Cavaliers tied the game with a three pointer from J.R. Smith, Derrick Rose jacked up a 3 of his own as time expired. The shot banked in and gave the Chicago Bulls a 99-96 win and a 2-1 series lead.
There were questions surrounding Rose after a poor Game 2 performance in what was a loss for the Bulls. Coming into Game 3, Rose was averaging just 14 points per game, shooting 29.9 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from 3.
Rose played 38:43 on Friday night, scoring 30 points and dishing out seven assists. He attempted three shots from beyond the arc, hitting only one — the game-winner.
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