Derrick Rose was back in the lineup on Tuesday night for a match-up against Damian Lillard. Both were off on the night, so Rose took every opportunity he could to work on his shot – even during fights.
Midway through the 3rd quarter, Jimmy Butler and Mason Plumlee got into a little scuffle and as Lillard tried to push Plumlee away, Rose casually picked up a ball and took a shot. Just as amusing was Ed Davis playing a little D on Rose’s made shot.
Both Plumlee and Butler were hit with techs and after the game, Butler was still pissed about the altercation.
“He cost me $2,500,” Butler said. “I’m not happy about that. I’m going to ask him to pay me back — and I’m not playing.
“I’m going to tell my agent to email him or something. I know [his address] is MisterDukie@yahoo.com or something.”
“He thought he was playing football for a second there,” Butler added. “It’s all good though, man. I almost had to let the Fort Greene projects out of me, Brooklyn.”
Well, thankfully the “Fort Greene projects” in Butler didn’t come out and everybody left the game unharmed – including Rose.
“I’m just happy I got off the court,” Rose joked after the game. “I think we played an all-right game. We won so that’s the only thing that matters.”