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Not Bulls' best, but good enough

Ability to win on an off night pushes Derrick Rose & Co. further ahead in East

Updated: March 26, 2011, 11:36 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- As Derrick Rose sat in the locker room before the Chicago Bulls' game with Memphis on Friday night, it appeared that he was trying to make his shooting hand silky smooth. Either that or he was auditioning for a horror movie.

But the wax mold and plastic bag on his right hand wasn't a paraffin manicure or preparation for "House of Wax III," Rose explained with a laugh, just a way to ease pain and stiffness.

Not so funny.

When Rose shot 1-of-7 in the first quarter and ...

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