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Derrick Rose attacks the basket, gets results

During the week, Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau differed on how Rose's mindset should be when Rose gets the ball in his hands.

As you see in the video above, Rose looked quite a bit more aggressive than he had been. It wasn't 'HE'S BACK' or anything, but a step in the right direction.

After the game even Rose himself was channeling his inner Gar:

Just trying to let this process work itself out. Trying to find ways in the game while being a point guard, trying to get other guys going, just trying to get a feel for the game and seeing whenever I can attack. I think I'm fighting my way through it. I'm not all the way there yet, but it's a process.

Both Rose and world's greatest teammate Taj Gibson pointed out that, well, Rose is coming back from a hamstring injury, so maybe that could have something to do with any 'aggressiveness' questions.

Bless these early-season games against dogshit teams, a perfect time for Rose to find his groove. The Nets are surprisingly 16th in team defense this season, but certainly looked worse and while Brook Lopez is no defensive stalwart his absence did see less potential rim protection. There are some Rose defensive possessions amongst the highlights there but it more is just an indictment of Deron Williams's night than anything else to me. Portland is up on Friday, where Rose will have a much tougher challenge.