Battling a stiff neck and playing at the United Center for the first time since April 2012, the 24-year-old Rose finished with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.
Rose is shooting a hideous 29% from the field over two contests and clearly remains rusty after an 18-month absence from the hardwood.
Nevertheless, the youngest man to ever earn the MVP award looks fast, quick and explosive and will quickly readapt.
Reportedly now a better shooter and more dynamic leaper, a blooming Rose can help Chicago wilt the Heat next spring.
Regardless of what ultimately occurs in the playoffs, Derrick Rose is back and the elite Bull will trample the 76ers this weekend in Philadelphia.by