Video: Norris Cole floors Derrick Rose with a crossover
Derrick Rose's long-awaited return to the NBA court was a bit rough around the edges, hindered by desperate shot selection (Rose attempted seven three-pointers) and the general inconvenience of playing against the Heat. In the second quarter, too, came this moment of embarrassment: In defending Norris Cole in the left corner, Rose bit hard on a crossover and then tripped on the foot of a screening Chris Andersen -- thus allowing Miami's reserve guard an uncontested look at a mid-range jumper. Cole may not be a knock-down shooter, but he could hardly have been more unbothered or in-rhythm. Rose had no recourse save to regain his footing as the ball splashed through the net, with the Heat bench exploding not five feet away from him.