Video of Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose throwing down three incredible dunks in the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat. Posted by Ben Golliver.
During the first half of Tuesday night's Game 4 against the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose showed why he's the NBA's MVP with a trio of spectacular dunks. He seemed to be raising the bar from dunk to dunk, going from great to sensational to utterly ridiculous. Let's take a look at all three in order.
First, near the end of the first quarter, Rose displayed some excellent verticality, getting ahead of the pack in transition to throw down a monster one-hand dunk. Heat forward LeBron James was trailing the play, but decided not to attempt a chasedown block once he saw Rose elevate. Here's a look at the video.
Second, just before halftime, Rose got loose in transition one again, attacking Heat reserve point guard Mario Chalmers. Although he was fouled by Chalmers near the free throw line, Rose didn't hesitate to continue towards the hoop, throwing down a monster two-handed dunk. Thanks to a generous continuation call, Rose was given the and-one call on the monster slam.
Third and finally, shortly after the dunk above, Rose put Heat center Joel Anthony on a major, major poster, his most impressive play of the night. Rose crossed over Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who was trapping him, from right to left near the free throw line. After taking a gather step as he entered the paint, he eyed Anthony, who was coming over to provide weakside help, but decided to go up and over rather than around Anthony's contest. He finished the dunk cleanly with two hands and was once again given the and-one call. The Bulls bench erupted in celebration.
Simply amazing. This would be a good month for most All-Stars. Rose simply calls it a good half.