Because Derrick Rose just sank two free throws with a minute and 41 seconds left.
Derrick Rose just sank two free throws... at the end of the game... to keep his team in contention...
In an NBA preseason game.
Nonetheless, Rose's line was really impressive tonight. He finished with 30 points on 13-18 shooting, with 7 assists. His Bulls trailed the Mavericks by 23 points in the fourth quarter, but Rose led his team back to within one point on his late-game free throws. With 41 seconds left, Rose sank a baseline jumper to put the Bulls ahead 103-101 and they carried the lead until the buzzer rang.
Granted, Dirk wasn't in the game in the fourth quarter, so the win might be a little tainted (or maybe not, since Dirk is like a church girl who never seals the deal at the end of a game). However, it's still an impressive night from Rose. He completely took over the game in the fourth quarter and I couldn't help but shed a tear, thinking of the days when he used to take over Tiger games.
Here's some clips. The teardrops, the jumpers, the thunderdunk... Rose did everything last night.
Meanwhile, Shawne Williams went 1-1 in the game, finishing with 2 points in 2 minutes.