'It really wasn't me'

Despite leading Bulls in points and assists, Derrick Rose deflected credit for Game 1 win

Updated: May 16, 2011, 9:31 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- When things go bad, some guys refuse to take the blame. Derrick Rose is not one of those guys.

He takes the blame when things go bad, and he refuses the credit when they go right.

"It really wasn't me," Rose said after another starry performance Sunday night. "It was defense. Our defense opened up everything."

Rose had no problem taking responsibility earlier in the night. At halftime of the team's Eastern Conference finals opener, the Bulls had a locker room ...

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