Derrick Rose put together a vintage performance on Friday.
It was fitting that the game ended on his terms.
Rose netted 30 points with seven assists and seven rebounds while producing more than his share of highlights, but that wasn't enough for the former MVP.
With the game knotted at 96 after Cleveland's J.R. Smith hit a deep 3 at the other end, Rose was hounded near midcourt by LeBron James, who appeared to foul Rose multiple times -- the whistles were quiet -- as the ball rolled out of bounds with three seconds to play.
Chicago took a timeout, then went back to Rose out of the huddle. Rose received the inbounds pass and dribbled hard to his right before pulling up from 26 feet with Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson draped all over him.
It was Rose's first 3-pointer of the game, and his first-career playoff buzzer beater.