Monday , Jul , 07 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Michael Beasley Drops 28 on Derrick Rose’s Bulls in Summer League

Michael Beasley Drops 28 on Derrick Rose's Bulls in Summer LeagueThe much anticipated match-up between Michael Beasley and Derrick Rose proved to live up to its billing Monday, and it was Beasley’s Heat that came out victorious, 94-70.

Beasley, who is playing with a slightly fractured sternum, had the upper hand early, leading Miami with nine points in the first half, while playing just over eight minutes. Rose, playing with a sore right knee, managed three points on 1-of-3 shooting in 15 minutes of action in the first half. Demetris Nichols led Chicago with 11 points in the half.

Chicago, led by recently hired head coach Vinny Del Negro, trailed 48-34 at the half.

When the second half began, the action began to pick up between the two top draft picks. Rose displayed spectacular speed on multiple buckets, scoring seven points in the third quarter. Meanwhile, Beasley exhibited his solid shooting touch, lighting up the nets for 14 third-quarter points, extending Chicago’s lead to 20, 73-53, at the end of three.