Game Two between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks Wednesday will include the Most Valuable Player presentation for Derrick Rose.
And by the fourth quarter, Derrick Rose will prove why he's the MVP, and why his teammates deserve a little more credit than people think.
The Hawks grabbed a victory over the Bulls at the United Center in Game One, and the feisty Bulls won't allow going down 2-0 and heading to Atlanta for two straight games.
Expect Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah to make strong contributions, and try to get Josh Smith and Al Horford into early foul trouble.
Joe Johnson, who went on a scoring barage in Game One, can expect tighter defense tonight, as Ronnie Brewer and Keith Bogans should do a better job than in the last game.
But it will be a lot of Rose. Though the 2011 MVP took 27 shots in Game One, he will continue to shoot, but also distribute to Luol Deng more, and the Bulls will likely come away with a convincing victory.
Atlanta got what they wanted: a split in Chicago. They won't roll over and die Wednesday, but Chicago will be playing with a sense of urgency that the Hawks won't be able to contain.
PREDICTION: Rose goes for 30 points, while Deng, Boozer, and Noah take advantage of their opportunities. Joe Johnson will be nowhere as effective as he was in Game One, but Jamal Crawford will pick up the slack.
SCORE PREDICTION: Bulls 110, Atlanta 97