When Derrick Rose was at his MVP-best, he used his speed and quickness to ruthlessly attack backpedaling opponents. Just watch people try and fail to stay in front of him in this video from 2011. Even if they knew what he was going to do, few were able to stop it.
Derrick Rose hasn't been at his MVP-best for two-and-a-half season now, and is currently battling recurring sprains in both of his ankles. But on this tricky dribble and no-look dish tonight to Pau Gasol, he looked—if only for a few seconds—like the old Derrick Rose. Let's hope this isn't just a one time thing.