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Rose proves his value in Game 2 victory

His numbers weren't great, but the Bulls' MVP rose to the occasion Wednesday

Updated: May 5, 2011, 9:27 AM ET
By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- It was just prior to tipoff and John Calipari, Derrick Rose's coach for his one season of college basketball at Memphis, had a question for his former pupil. "I said to him, 'Derrick, how's the ankle?' He said, 'It's fine.' I said, 'Really, how's the ankle?' And he said, 'It's fine. Just watch me.'"

You'd think if a player was ever going to confess an injury it would be to his coach, the guy who convinced him to leave home and move hundreds of miles away, a man he could still ...

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