Rose hit a variety of impossible shots throughout the night and shutdown Spurs point guard Tony Parker in the final three quarters to key the Chicago victory. Parker scored eight in the first quarter but would finish with only 11 points and nine assists.
C.J. Watson came off the bench to score 12 points in 13 minutes for Chicago. Luol Deng hit a huge three-pointer late to cap an otherwise modest night with 10 points and nine rebounds. Joakim Noah didn't score in the fourth, but ended the game with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Reserve guard Gary Neal hit 9-of-15 shots to finish with a team-high 21 points for San Antonio.