Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bull who LeBron thinks should be league MVP, made a very nice defensive play last night to prevent the Raptors from pulling within two points in the third quarter. Seconds later, he assisted on a three-pointer. And just like that, the Bulls were up seven. And just like that, coach Tom Thibodeau topped Phil Jackson's first-year mark of 55 victories, while the Bulls moved three games ahead of the Heat for the conference top seed and within one game of the Spurs for the league's best record.

Not bad.

Rose scores 36 in 113-106 triumph over Raptors [Chicago Tribune]

Rose named Eastern Conference Player of the Month [Chicago Breaking Sports]

Derrick Rose's Amazing Block On James Johnson vs. the Raptors [Dock Side Sports] (w/ Video H/T as well)