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3 takeaways from the Detroit Pistons 105-103 win over the New Orleans Pelicans

Derrick Rose. He actually just did that. Leading up to the final possession of the game, Rose had scored 15 points in the fourth quarter alone, and it was clear that he was who the Detroit Pistons wanted to take the final shot.

The lane cleared out, allowing Rose all the space he needed to isolate on the right side and attack the basket. He was guarded by Jrue Holiday, who’s arguably the NBA’s top on-ball defender among guards. It didn’t matter. Rose took the ball to the basket, pulled back, and pulled up.