The Bulls had the ball with three seconds remaining after Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith tied the game at 96 with a three-pointer with 10 seconds remaining.
Rose took advantage of a pick set by teammate Taj Gibson to get the shot off from 26 feet out. The win at the United Center gave Chicago a 2–1 series lead after the teams split the opening games in Cleveland.
Rose led all scorers with 30. He added seven rebounds and seven assists in 39 minutes.
- Molly Geary