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Derrick Rose Takes Over Early; Bulls Lead Hawks After First Quarter

On Friday night, Derrick Rose has exploded for 17 points -- in the first 12 minutes alone. After a quarter, Rose's Chicago Bulls lead the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 29-23.

Rose is shooting 7-for-10 thus far, treating the Atlanta crowd to a couple of dazzling moves to the net from close range. The play of the reigning Most Valuable Player has sparked chants of "M-V-P" that, by the end of the first quarter, seemed to grow louder than those of "let's go Hawks."

On the Hawks' side, Jeff Teague is leading with 11 points, but Atlanta is getting out-rebounded 13 to six. The series is currently knotted at one win apiece.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for updates. And for more on these teams, check out SB Nation's Bulls blog, Blog a Bull, and our Hawks blog, Peachtree Hoops.