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Lower the volume -- of criticism

Fans shouldn't worry about Derrick Rose's shot total, just his teammates' production

Updated: May 10, 2011, 4:36 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Playoff losses are toxic. Ask any team who has ever had one. Ask any NBA champion. If every postseason victory turns a team into the '65 Boston Celtics, then each loss exposes fatal flaws, uncovers horrifying vulnerabilities and reveals the obvious, undeniable truth about why these guys could not possibly win the title.

Until they win again.

Hey, it's what we do. It was even worse when they still played best-of-five series. But each game is still momentous. ...

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