These are Rose's Bulls

Young star proving capable of carrying his young team to elite status in East

Updated: January 18, 2011, 5:02 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It was fitting the first half of the season ended with Derrick Rose's first career triple-double, because Rose's maturation from young All-Star to serious MVP candidate has been the main storyline these past few months as the Bulls, too, have matured from plucky underdog to legit Eastern Conference contender.

And it was fitting, in a way, because Rose got his triple-double in an impressive win over the Memphis Grizzlies without his two best teammates, Joakim Noah and Carlos ...

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