In yesterday's loss to the Knicks, Derrick Rose made one memorable move in the first quarter, only to get stuffed by Amare Stoudemire. Then the two made contact again, after a whistle, during the fourth quarter.
According to the Tribune, Rose says his message is, "Don't mess with me":
While Rose had no problem with Stoudemire, he does wish the refs would reward him for his all-world ability to get to the rim.
Rose attempted only three free throws Saturday, missing two of them.
"One day I'm going to get calls," Rose said. "I came into this league a driver, not a jump shooter. And take a look and see how many times I got to the line."
The Bulls didn't lose yesterday because they didn't get calls -- they actually went to the line more than the Knicks did -- they lost because they committed 21 turnovers and went almost eight minutes in the fourth quarter without scoring.
Tonight in Detroit, the Bulls face a 10-19 Pistons team they defeated in Chicago on Oct. 30, 101-91. The Pistons are a decent 7-7 at home and so the Bulls shouldn't take this one for granted. Rose had a career-high-tying 39 points in that game and the Bulls have defeated Detroit nine straight times.
The game begins at 5 p.m. CST -- so you have plenty of time to take a break after the Bears game -- and will be televised on CSN Chicago.