Fans salute Derrick Rose, U.S. in win

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    Derrick Rose could feel the tension inside the United Center every time he touched the ball during Team USA's 95-78 exhibition win over Brazil on Saturday night.

    The former MVP understands why.

    Saturday marked Rose's first game appearance in his home arena since tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee on Nov. 22.

    "When I was out there they wanted me to shoot every ball," Rose said with a laugh.

    Rose scored seven points in 24 minutes in his Chicago return, but the fact that he was out there at all after playing just 10 games in the past two years because of two serious knee injuries is what made fans so happy. Rose was the last player introduced before the game as fans roared and chanted "MVP!"

    "I'm playing the way I normally play in the trials," Rose said. "Push the ball, play defense and get guys shots. When the shot is available, take the shot, and I think that's what I did tonight. I had one or two turnovers, but that could easily be changed."

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